Skills Charge – Businesses who employ foreign workers from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) through the Tier 2 visa routes for Skilled Workers and Intra Company Transfer be aware that subject to parliamentary approval, the charge will be rolled out on 6th April 2017.
The Surcharge is designed to encourage businesses to source their skilled work force from the UK resident labour market and to invest money into apprenticeship training for their employees. The skills charge will also help reduce the burden of tax from the Immigration System.
Unless otherwise listed below, all businesses will be required to pay £1000 per Tier 2 migrant per year.
Read more “Immigration Skills Charge – Tier 2 Sponsors take note”
The Immigration Bill 2015/2016 has now received Royal Assent and will be known as the Immigration Act 2016. The Bill which was introduced in September 2015 was designed to:
- Reduce illegal migration
- Protect UK public services
- Tackle exploitation of low-skilled worker
Read more “Immigration Act 2016 – Royal Assent”
For the past year, the British economy has surpassed pre-recession ‘peak’ economic markers set 7 years ago. The UK economy is now bigger than ever before and rapidly building momentum. The Chancellor, George Osborne has just released his pro business budget designed to support the continued growth of this diverse economy but also act as a blue print to a more balanced modern UK society. Sustainable long-term growth depends on increasing the contribution of business investment and ultimately the UK’s ability to export. The British export market is equally diverse, made up of a combination of commodities, services and finished goods. However, flagging commodity export values mean that services and goods become increasingly significant and the latter key to balancing the distribution of wealth.
Read more “Traditional Industry key to the 21st Century”