23 Apr
Online event
9:00am - 10:00am

Breakfast Briefing: Immigration update – the latest on business immigration in the UK

The world of immigration is constantly evolving making it increasingly difficult for employers to understand what their responsibilities are in terms of right to work checks, what employees can and cannot do in the UK without a visa and where a visa is needed, what the options are.

With global mobility and remote working firmly part of everyday life, it is crucial that businesses consider immigration and understand the answers to these questions.

In this session we will cover the latest changes to business immigration, including the planned changes to the skilled worker route and what is on the horizon for the year ahead.

Getting it wrong can be expensive. With fines for illegal working set to triple in 2024 to up to £60,000 per illegal working, immigration is a compliance obligation that cannot be ignored.

What will be included in the session?

  • Illegal working
    • A brief overview on conducting compliant right to work checks
    • The civil penalty regime including the increase in fees and how these will be applied by the Home Office
    • Where illegal working can unexpectedly crop up and how to deal with it
  • A recap of the main work routes into the UK
  • Recent changes to business immigration and what they mean for employers including:
    • Increased minimum salary levels for skilled workers
    • Exceptions to the changes including for health and care worker visas
    • The changing rules on dependants and family visas
    • Removal of the shortage occupation list and what will replace it
    • New permitted activities under the visitor visa route
    • Widening of the Youth Mobility route to new countries
  • Changes on the horizon for 2024 and what a change in government could mean for immigration policy

Who should attend?

  • HR Directors and Business Partners
  • HR personnel
  • Those responsible for global mobility / overseas travel
  • Businesses who routinely receive visitors from overseas
  • Businesses whose staff routinely travel abroad