Employers are rushing their recruitment plans to bring EU hires into the UK by December 31 to avoid costly sponsorship fees.Employee benefits Global mobility
The UK’s new work visas, under the points-based immigration system, will put pressure on employers to respond quickly and make long-term decisions about their workforce sooner rather than later.
A sharp decrease in the inflow of migrant workers could lead to a skills shortage just as the economy begins to recover after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The skilled worker visa under the UK’s new immigration system could make future recruitment from the EU much harder than before and mean some sectors will struggle to recruit.
UK trade negotiations with the EU are at risk of leaving those in the professional and business services sectors unprepared.
Employers have been warned that the deadline for EU workers to have made their UK visa applications is fast approaching.
A new fast-track Health and Care Visa will be coming to the UK as part of forthcoming plans to move to a points-based immigration system.
The government’s immigration bill has been criticised as hypocritical for its proposal to end ‘unskilled’ immigration in December, ignoring the fact that many low-earning key workers are EU nationals.
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The impact of COVID-19 has reached almost all aspects of normal everyday life. One of the first areas to become affected was global mobility.