Right to work

Flexibility over right-to-work checks ends from 17 May

Employers will have to check applicants’ original Right to Work documents where possible from 17 May, according to updated Home Office guidance.

Firms warned over return of Right to Work fines

19 Apr 2021

For much of 2020, with the UK in the grip of the Covid pandemic, the Home Office did not issue any Right to Work fines but in the final quarter of last year 77 fines were issued.

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Changing immigration rules and how employers can benefit

6 Apr 2021

Revisions to the immigration rules and specifically the points-based system have kickstarted a huge shift in how employers hire, writes Jonathan Beech.

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New graduate visa route aimed at retaining ‘brightest and best’

11 Mar 2021

Students on the graduate route will be able to work or look for work after their studies for two to three years.

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Top 10 HR questions February 2021: Vaccination and IR35

1 Mar 2021

Can employers insist their staff have a coronavirus vaccination? What is IR35? Last month's big HR questions answered by XpertHR...

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Top 10 HR questions January 2021: Home-schooling, furlough, vaccinations

1 Feb 2021

With strengthened lockdown measures in January, employers have again been asking for guidance on employees who are home-schooling.
In addition...

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Brexit transition period end – what it means for HR (webinar)

27 Jan 2021

ON DEMAND | From an HR perspective, the end of the Brexit transition period means getting to grips with the new immigration rules...

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Change to visa concessions may have scuppered new year hiring

7 Jan 2021

A recent change to Covid-19-related concessions for work visa applicants may have prevented some firms from hiring overseas workers from...

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Top 10 HR questions November 2020: furlough, sponsor licences

3 Dec 2020

The extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which was due to close at the end of October, means that...

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Applications for new work visa routes now open

1 Dec 2020

Applications for the new work visa routes open today for eligible overseas workers who wish to work in the UK...

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How will employers fare under the new immigration system?

1 Dec 2020

Four legal specialists discuss their hopes and fears for the UK's new points-based immigration system opens for visa applications...

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Dramatic fall in immigration could spark skills shortage

27 Nov 2020

The CIPD is urging the government to take steps to boost training and re-skilling of domestic workforce to compensate for...

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Thousands more health workers to have visas extended

23 Nov 2020

Thousands more health workers from abroad whose visas are due to expire soon will be able to remain in the UK for another year free of charge.

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US immigration: How Biden’s election affects global mobility

20 Nov 2020

Global mobility has been stymied under Donald Trump but the new Biden administration is planning a return to a more talent-friendly approach.

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Travel restrictions behind glut of work visas

19 Nov 2020

New government figures show that far fewer migrants have applied for, and been granted visas to work in the UK in the past few months.

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