From 1 January 2021, freedom of movement between the UK and the EU will end. The UK will introduce a new points based immigration system that will treat all applicants equally, regardless of where they come from. For the first-time EU workers (except for Irish citizens) moving to the UK to work after the end of this year will have to apply for a work visa – supported by a sponsoring employer – before travel.
Is your business ready for the new system? Although current Tier 2 sponsor licence holders can continue to use their licence, there are changes for them to plan for too. And many businesses that are not yet sponsors may need to apply for a licence to be able to recruit talent.