Hiring in the UK from the EU is changing

Hiring in the UK from the EU next year?

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What is the impact of Brexit?


The way employers hire in the UK from the EU is changing. From 1 January 2021, hiring companies will need to register as a licensed sponsor to hire eligible people from outside the UK.


Free movement is ending in the UK and the new points-based immigration system will introduce job, salary and language requirements that will change the way you hire from the EU.


The new system will treat EU and non-EU citizens equally and transform the way in which employers hire from outside the UK.


Employer’s need a sponsor licence to hire most eligible employees from outside the UK. This does not apply to Irish citizens.



How to become a sponsor

Before applying to be a sponsor you should:


  • check that the people you want to hire will meet the requirements for coming to the UK for work
  • check your business is eligible

To apply, you will need to:


  1. choose the type of skilled worker licence you want to apply for
  2. put appropriate systems in place to act as a sponsor
  3. apply online and pay the fee


People coming to work in the UK will need to meet certain requirements


  • A job offer from an approved sponsor
  • That job offer must be at the required skill and salary level
  • They must speak English at the required level
  • You will need to apply to be a licensed sponsor
  • You’ll usually have a decision within 8 weeks
  • Being a sponsor allows you to recruit skilled workers globally for 4 years
  • Be prepared, apply now


What is the impact of Brexit going to have on the hiring of SaaS Executives?  Time will no doubt tell.


* Content Source: HRMC

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