Immigration news & views
from Smith Stone Walters
Inside this issue...
Feeling the pinch?
Despite recent concessions made to the Tier 2 system, the government is still looking to reduce the number of migrants using this entry route into the UK. As a result, future changes to the system look set to make it harder, not easier, to recruit skilled labour from overseas.
Immigration change across the board
We present the latest changes to the UK immigration system, along with taking a closer look at the introduction of the new Tech Nation Visa Scheme. We also examine the government’s decision to include nursing professionals on the shortage occupations list.
Key steps in recruiting a Tier 2 migrant
We examine the key steps involved in the recruitment of an overseas visa national using the Tier 2 points-based immigration system. This study of the employer’s duties and the assignee’s application journey allows a unique insight into the UK’s Tier 2 immigration process.