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Bringing employees to work in the UK: becoming a sponsor

United Kingdom - May 9 2012 The greatest number of workers from outside the European Economic Area enter the United Kingdom to work because their employers are licensed as “sponsors” by the UK Border Agency.

Alex Denny.

Shortage occupation list revised

United Kingdom - November 22 2011 Sponsors can hire a Tier 2 (General) migrant worker for a position on the government's Shortage Occupation list without having to engage in a recruitment campaign to prove that no suitably qualified, EU resident worker is available for the position. 

Beware of the ‘cooling-off periods'

USA - November 22 2011 In April, the government introduced maximum stay periods for sponsored intra-company transfer workers. 

Restricted certificates of sponsorship

USA - November 22 2011 The substantial changes to UK immigration law in April included the introduction of an annual limit on the number of new skilled workers permitted to enter the United Kingdom. 

More restrictions on Tier 2?

United Kingdom - November 22 2011 The government recently instructed the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to consider and recommend policy decisions to the government on aspects of Tier 2.