Immigration news & views
from Smith Stone Walters
Inside this issue...
Skilled migration, striking the balance
As the UK economy goes from strength to strength, the need for UK PLC to engage overseas employees in order to fill shortages is on the rise and shows no sign of abating. With the hardening of political attitudes towards migrants, however, the Tier 2 scheme has come under heavy scrutiny and is now being primed for change.
Tier 2 allocations back on track!
Following the disastrously low allocations of Tier 2 restricted Certificates of Sponsorship for many UK employers in June and July, figures for August suggest that the situation may be improving.
The Acquisition of a Sole Representative Visa
For companies wishing to establish a base in the UK, the successful granting of a Sole Representative visa is the first step in this exciting process. The Smith Stone Walters team regularly files Sole Representative Visas on behalf of overseas organisations wishing to ‘touch down’ in the UK.