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Non-UK Employee Visa Workshop

Time: 09:30 - 16:15 BST

Cost per attendee: £350 + VAT

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Post-Brexit, UK employers must comply with a number of complex rules and requirements in order to ensure that their organisation is protected from penalties and other illegal working sanctions. This includes keeping track of developments concerning EU staff and for those that hold a sponsorship licence, ensuring that their duties are compliant. 

This important workshop will ensure you are abreast of the key changes and are fully up to date with the latest developments and updates:

  • Are you up to date with the latest Home Office changes?
  • Will your non-UK staff be employed legally?
  • Will your employees have the correct visa?
  • Are you risking your Employer Sponsorship Licence?
  • Are you prepared for a UKVI visit/audit?

Who should attend this workshop?

This workshop is designed for employers who are recruiting overseas staff – the course is for licensed sponsors and those that are looking to become one. The workshop will go through in detail the new Points Based System including:

  • 1 Talent and Start-up visas (formerly Tier 1)
  • 2 Skilled worker (formerly Tier 2) – employer sponsored
  • 4 Temporary Workers (formerly Tier 5)

Key areas of focus during the day are:

  • Implications on your policies and procedures of Brexit and changes to immigration
  • Certificates of Sponsorship
  • Resident Market Test
  • Tradeable points within the new system
  • Skills Level and Salary
  • English Language
  • Latest Home Office updates
  • Ensuring your policy is robust and compliant
  • Getting to grips with Tier 1 & 2
  • Non-PBS routes to working in the UK
  • Right to Work and Document Checking
  • Being prepared for a Home Office Audit/Visit
  • New staff: Home Office compliant recruitment
  • Existing staff: managing work visas

Failure to comply fully with Home Office regulations can have serious ramifications for employers and it is essential that your policies and systems are up to date and legal to avoid substantial fines, removal of your licence and reputational damage.

This practical and intensive workshop will explore the latest Home Office regulations, the new Points Based System and non-PBS routes in depth so you come away with a full understanding of the requirements on you as an employer of non-UK nationals.

The workshop is designed to be interactive and enable delegates to ask questions throughout the day and learn from and share experiences from other delegates. This is a unique opportunity for you to have your organisations policy and procedure questions answered so you can ensure your policies are watertight.

Delegate feedback:

“Excellent speakers, content & venue” – Admiral Group Plc

“Well-structured & very informative” – NHS

“A very good day. Speakers were enjoyable & very good” – Birmingham City Council

“Very good event. Very useful and relates to workable practises” – James Walker & Co. Ltd.

“Very informative & thorough” – Star Technology

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Which functions will benefit from attending

  • HR, Security, Recruitment, Legal & Compliance, Directors & Managers responsible for Immigration & Right to Work Checks, Vetting & Screening, Administration & Operations

Hear from

Schedule

Welcome and housekeeping

Aims & objectives of the day

Ian Westwood

Ian Westwood

Immigration Consultant
The Westwood Organisation

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Ian Westwood

Immigration Consultant , The Westwood Organisation

Ian Westwood worked at the Home Office from 1993-2003. He was an operational Immigration Officer serving at Heathrow, Gatwick and Dover before being promoted to Chief Immigration Officer based in Croydon. Since then he has set up his own consultancy business, providing training and immigration advice to a variety of corporate and private clients on the subject of Immigration. He is regulated by the Office of the Immigration Service Commissioner to provide immigration advice in the UK. Ian’s training credentials include the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s Certificate of Training Practice and the Belbin Team-Role Accreditation.

Update on home office requirements post January 2021: what must your organisation be aware of?

  • Summary of immigration routes for staff coming into the UK
  • Explanation of Tier 1
  • Closure of the Post-Study Work route: what are your options?
  • What are the rules for business visitors?
  • The Tier 2 route including: certificates of sponsorship, the resident labour market test, skill level, salary, English language and maintenance
  • Period of stay, extension and change to circumstances 
  • Sponsor duties including preventing illegal working, record keeping and reporting
  • Sponsor licenses: key questions and stages
  • Suspension, downgrade and revocation of licence
  • TUPE and Acquisition; managing right to work permissions and ensuring contracts are correct
  • 'permission to travel' 
  • staff communication and action plans
  • ETAs

Comfort break

Update on home office requirements: what must your organisation be aware of post 1st July 2021

  • Amendments to the acceptable document lists for manual right to work checks
  • Changes to online right to work checks
  • Transitional measures for employees who fail to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme on time
  • EEA nationals who have worked unlawfully in the UK from 1 January 2021
  • Action points for employers

Lunch

Immigration compliance part 1: preparing for a UKVI audit: essential document checklist

Ian Westwood

Ian Westwood

Immigration Consultant
The Westwood Organisation

View Bio
The Westwood Organisation logo

Ian Westwood

Immigration Consultant , The Westwood Organisation

Ian Westwood worked at the Home Office from 1993-2003. He was an operational Immigration Officer serving at Heathrow, Gatwick and Dover before being promoted to Chief Immigration Officer based in Croydon. Since then he has set up his own consultancy business, providing training and immigration advice to a variety of corporate and private clients on the subject of Immigration. He is regulated by the Office of the Immigration Service Commissioner to provide immigration advice in the UK. Ian’s training credentials include the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s Certificate of Training Practice and the Belbin Team-Role Accreditation.

  • What documents are necessary to prove compliance?
  • What information is needed from applicants?
  • Effectively maintaining records and documents
  • Successfully monitoring migrant employees
  • Document verification best practice; improving your team’s knowledge of counterfeits
  • What exactly takes place in a compliance visit?

Comfort break

Immigration compliance part 2: non PBS routes to employment & application guidance

Ian Westwood

Ian Westwood

Immigration Consultant
The Westwood Organisation

View Bio
The Westwood Organisation logo

Ian Westwood

Immigration Consultant , The Westwood Organisation

Ian Westwood worked at the Home Office from 1993-2003. He was an operational Immigration Officer serving at Heathrow, Gatwick and Dover before being promoted to Chief Immigration Officer based in Croydon. Since then he has set up his own consultancy business, providing training and immigration advice to a variety of corporate and private clients on the subject of Immigration. He is regulated by the Office of the Immigration Service Commissioner to provide immigration advice in the UK. Ian’s training credentials include the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s Certificate of Training Practice and the Belbin Team-Role Accreditation.

  • Non PBS workers: Tier 5, EU nationals, family members, Croatia rules
  • What to do if an employee's circumstances change during employment
  • The application process - how much involvement by the employer?

Wrap up & end of workshop

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