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Skilled Worker Sponsor Licence & Immigration Compliance


8th August 2023    
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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On 8 August, we held an interactive roundtable with Kashif Majeed, Partner at Aston Brooke Solicitors and Head of the Commercial Healthcare Department on Skilled Worker Sponsor Licences and Immigration Compliance 

Compliance remains a key factor underpinning the sponsorship system, and sponsors are expected to comply with their sponsorship duties or risk losing their licence.

Sponsorship is a privilege not a right. The sponsorship system reflects that those who benefit directly from migration should play their part in ensuring the immigration system is not abused.

Significant trust is placed in sponsors and they must ensure they comply with immigration law and wider UK law, and not behave in a manner that is not conducive to the wider public good.

As part of the drive to improve compliance, the Home Office is taking on a more conjunctive approach to their due diligence checks on sponsors.

Since the launch of the UK’s post-Brexit points based immigration system, the number of UK businesses approved to sponsor workers from overseas has increased dramatically. There are currently over 60,000 organisations listed on the Home Office’s Register of Worker and Temporary Worker licensed sponsors.

This session focussed on the background of the sponsorship process, the key elements of each area of compliance and how to avoid pitfalls ensuring providers remain compliant of their sponsorship duties.

You can download a presentation that provided an overview of the conversation by clicking here

You can watch the recording from this session soon.