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Immigration policy - everything you need to know now and next

Employers looking to recruit from outside Europe face a minefield of legislative red tape, and with Home Office plans to dramatically overhaul the UK's immigration rules, the levels of complexity facing employers looks set to rise.

 In this half-day seminar, EEF's immigration Partners, Fragomen Worldwide, will help employers understand:

  • What you need to know to ensure your company can be successful in recruiting the people you need from across the globe
  • What the policy proposals being put forward by the government mean for you and how they interact with existing right to work obligations
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  • Why it matters now
  • Some 9% of manufacturers specifically plan to recruit from outside of Europe and a further 46% say that while they have no firm plans to they will if that person is the best candidate for the job. However, engaging with the UK’s migration system can be tricky, at best. Employers are often lest frustrated at the complex, spider web of rules and restrictions they must comply with to recruit a non-EEA national.  With the monthly cap for Tier 2 General being reached in 2015, employers have even less certainty about whether their applications to recruit non-EEA workers will be successful, making future recruitment planning difficulties.

    On top of this, the recommendations from the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) Review of Tier 2, commissioned by government is a cause for concern. Proposals to increasing minimum salary thresholds, another levy (masquerading itself as an ‘Immigration Skills Charge’) will drive up costs, and while some businesses may be able to absorb this premium, others will struggle to keep up. Proposed changes to Intra-Company Transfers (ICTs) including increasing the qualifying period from 12 months to 2 years, will undoubtedly reduce flexibility for those international  companies that have to date come to an expectation that they can move talent around globally.

  • Seminar description
  • In April this year, the Home Office will dramatically overhaul the UK's immigration rules, inevitably introducing more complexity for businesses.  EEF's immigration Partners, Fragomen Worldwide, will explain what these changes mean for employers and how they interact with existing right to work obligations.

    Not only will this seminar/webinar will tell you what you need to know to ensure your company can be successful in recruiting the people you need from across the globe, it will also go into more-depth on the policy proposals being put forward by government and what you as a business need to do to keep pace with these new proposals heading your way.

  • Learnings
    • Learn about the new immigration changes taking place in April
    • Understand how to carry out right to work checks