Download our free employer's
guide to UK global mobility

In a post-Brexit, post-pandemic world, competition amongst businesses to secure the best and brightest talent is greater than ever before. As a result, employers are increasingly looking beyond the resident labour market to source the skills they need to grow.

Over the last two years, the UK government has rolled out a number of changes to the points-based immigration system to make it easier and quicker for British businesses to recruit skilled workers from overseas. However, any business seeking to hire overseas nationals must first secure permission from the Home Office by applying for a sponsor licence.

To help employers understand what is required, Smith Stone Walters has produced a new digital guide to sponsoring workers under two of the most commonly used immigration routes. Our new Global Mobility Routes to the UK brochure sets out the eligibility requirements and costs for both routes, alongside illustrated case study examples.

Inside this free guide, you will discover:

  • The Sponsor Licence process: Understand the eligibility requirements for becoming a Home Office approved sponsor, how to apply for a licence and how much it costs.
  • The Skilled Worker route: Gain an overview of the eligibility requirements, skills and salary thresholds and how this route can lead to settlement in the UK.
  • The Senior or Specialist Worker route: Learn how overseas businesses can use this route to transfer existing workers to a connected UK branch for temporary assignments.
  • How to choose a route: We compare the above two routes side by side using various example scenarios to help employers select the most appropriate route for their overseas hires.
  • The cost factor: We set out the various Home Office immigration fees and explain which of these must be covered by the employer and which fees are usually paid by the visa applicant.
  • Other economic immigration routes to the UK: Discover a range of other specialist work routes under the points-based system.
  • Next steps for your business: Our list of key action points for businesses taking their first steps towards sponsoring migrant workers.

Click here to download the full guide.

Speak to an immigration advisor

If you have further questions about any of the points covered in the guide, our team of qualified immigration consultants would be happy to advise.

To find out how we can help your business reach its global mobility goals, please contact us today.

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