Back in March 2016, the Government announced that it would make changes to the UK immigration rules. This followed on from the review undertaken by the Migration Advisory Committee (“MAC”). At the time, it was indicated that the intended changes would come into force in two tranches. The first tranche of changes was anticipated to come into force in the autumn of 2016, with the second tranche, to follow in or around April 2017.

Now, approximately eight months down the line since the Government’s initial announcement, the first tranche of the anticipated changes to the Tier 2 category came into force on 24 November 2016, with the Government indicating that these have been partly designed to influence employer behaviour by incentivising businesses to rely less on migrant workers.

In this webinar, Ilda de Sousa, Rizwana Quazi and Moji Oyediran delve deeper into the most recent changes to the Tier 2 category, as well as other relevant changes of interest to employers. The webinar will explore some of the practical impacts of these changes for employers and their work force, highlighting in particular the changes likely to have a significant impact going forward.

Specifically, this short webinar on changes to Tier 2 rules covers:

  • General overview
  • Tier 2 General changes
  • Tier 2 Intra Company Transfer (ICT) changes
  • Changes affecting family members of Points Based System (PBS) migrant workers
  • Other relevant changes - including English language requirements; visitors; overstaying; and Home Office requests for additional information
  • Upcoming changes

You can access the webinar recording by clicking HERE.