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Are you ready for a Home Office compliance visit?

With the most topical news from across the UK immigration industry for both Tier 2 sponsors and migrants, this issue of Insight prepares you for a surprise Home Office compliance visit along with introducing you to the new Immigration Rules which will come into play on 6 April this year. For visa nationals, we discuss BRPs (biometric resident permit), explaining in detail what this essential immigration document is, how to acquire one and how it should be maintained.

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Inside this issue:

Are you ready for a Home Office compliance visit?
At this time of year we see the Home Office making an increased number of unannounced visits to the premises of Tier 2 sponsor licence holders designed to deny the sponsor the chance to prepare ahead of the meeting. So make sure that you are ready!

UK Immigration in numbers
Immigration to the UK is down and emigration is up! We explore the most recent data from the Office for National Statistics, looking at long-term migration estimates to and from the UK over the course of the year ending September 2016.

Prepare for new Immigration Rules this April!
Set to arrive this April, the next set of UK Immigration Rules will likely see costs skyrocket for UK employers due to changes such as the introduction of the new Immigration Skills Charge for Tier 2 sponsors and a higher minimum salary requirement for Tier 2 General hires.

SSW News
From our latest webinar to our new Brexit Immigration Service, employee volunteering and recent appearances at industry conferences, this section gives you an insight into our activity in supporting our sector and local community.

What our clients say about us
‘Efficient, professional, diligent and responsive’ – The SSW team continually strives to deliver the WOW factor in its customer service. The past few months were no exception so we are very proud to share some of the feedback which we have received.

Your guide to biometric resident permits
This edition of Focus turns its attention to biometric residence permits (BRPs), what they are, how to acquire one and how it should be maintained. We also look at what you can do if your BRP is lost or stolen either in the UK or abroad.


Previous editions of Insight:

Winter 2016

Autumn 2016

Summer 2016

Spring 2016

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