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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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Conservative manifesto – tough on UK immigration

The conservative manifesto would introduce even tougher measures on migrant hires, promising a doubling of the recently-introduced Immigration Skills Charge and a rise in migrant healthcare payments. The process of hiring a an employee from outside of the European Union is already a costly and lengthy process but many skill sets now required by UK organisations […]

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UK immigration at Kent Vision Live 2017

SSW joined the ranks at this year’s Kent Vision Live 2017, the South East’s premier business event! With over 3,000 business coming together and an array of inspirational speakers, the event was aimed at bringing businesses together to gather fresh ideas and practical advice. Acclaimed business journalist and broadcaster Robert Peston opened proceedings with an […]

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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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SSW named Immigration Team of the Year 2017!

The Re:locate Gala Awards Dinner was more than just a good night out this year, with Smith Stone Walters being named the Immigration Team of the Year 2017! Celebrating its tenth anniversary year, the evening hosted the brightest and the best in the global mobility industry at London’s fabulous Science Museum. Immigration Team of the […]

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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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SSW experts speak on Brexit & Immigration Rules

When it comes to UK Immigration we aim to keep our clients in the know. Our latest seminar did just that, with expert speakers focusing on the hottest topics within the industry. Taking place in central London, the session discussed two key areas of UK immigration for UK employers: the newly-updated UK Immigration Rules and […]

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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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SSW Shortlisted for 3 Re:locate Awards 2017!

The team at Smith Stone Walters has been shortlisted in no less than three award categories at this year’s prestigious Re:locate Awards! Celebrating their tenth anniversary this year, the Re:locate Awards are widely regarded as the most distinguished accolades for those working in the relocation and global mobility sector and have evolved in response to an increasingly […]

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Criminal record checks for Tier 2 applicants

Some Tier 2 General applicants must now undergo criminal record checks as part of their UK visa application. A new rule recently introduced by the Home Office requires Tier 2 visa applicants looking to work in certain UK sectors to provide a criminal record certificate as part of their UK visa submission. Those currently affected are […]

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