Beat the Brexit Blues!

11 months on from the UK’s decision to ‘Brexit’ from the European Union and we are no closer to knowing what will happen to EEA nationals living in the UK once the UK has officially made its exit. This uncertainty has been compounded by the announcement of another general election and subsequent party manifestos promising […]

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Your guide to a compliant Resident Labour Market Test

Welcome to Your guide to a compliant Resident Labour Market Test ! Every UK employer is required by law to conduct a Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) before employing a non-EEA national on a Tier 2 visa. Over the past few months we have examined the steps involved in conducting a successful RLMT and have collected […]

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RLMT – record keeping duties

Part 5 of ‘Your guide to a compliant Resident Labour Market Test’ Conducting a compliant and successful Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) as part of the Tier 2 migrant hiring process is not easy. So far this guide has presented you with a step by step process to ensure that your RLMT remains compliant throughout […]

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Your RLMT – the recruitment process

Part 4 of ‘Your guide to a compliant Resident Labour Market Test’ So far we have examined the basic elements which make up a compliant Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) and looked in detail at what your advertisements need to contain as well as where they should be placed. We now turn our attention to the recruitment process, ensuring […]

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UK immigration – our New York numbers!

2017 has been an exciting few months for the Smith Stone Walters teams around the world – and none more so than for our entry clearance team based in New York. The team facilitates the important stage in the visa application process of gaining clearance to enter the UK. Clearance is given on the ground […]

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100 days of Tier 2 success!

The first 100 days of 2017 have seen our teams from across the globe achieve a staggering 557 successful applications for Tier 2 Certificates of Sponsorship! Tier 2 is the UK’s visa category for skilled migration which enables UK-based organisations to recruit and employ overseas nationals with sought-after skills. A Certificate of Sponsorship (also known […]

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The Resident Labour Market Test – how to advertise

Part 3 of ‘Your guide to a compliant Resident Labour Market Test’ An integral part of a Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) is accurate and clear job advertisements. In order for your advertisements to be sufficiently compliant with the UK Immigration Rules, the information they hold must be clear, specific, and designed to identify the […]

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The RLMT – where to advertise

Part 2 of ‘Your guide to a compliant Resident Labour Market Test’ Conducting an RLMT (Resident Labour Market Test) which complies with the UK Immigration Rules can be a daunting prospect. This six-part guide breaks down what you need to know about the process, helping you to understand how to complete a compliant RLMT step by […]

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UK tech firms to struggle under new charge

Almost half (42%) of all Tier 2 skilled worker visas issued to overseas migrants in 2016 were granted to those with a job offer within the UK’s booming technology sector. Despite these figures, however, a recent report from Coadec revealed that many small and start-up UK tech companies are struggling under the heavy costs and lengthy […]

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Tier 1 Entrepreneur UK visa success New York!

Another UK visa success story from SSW New York! SSW’s New York-based UK immigration team celebrated another notable UK visa success story last month when it attained a Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa for a US client in only 24 hours. The Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa enables non-EEA nationals to pursue the entrepreneurial aim of starting a business in the […]

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