Since becoming Prime Minister on 13 July last year, one of Theresa May’s main focuses has been to reduce the UK’s net migration figure to “sustainable levels”. Recent statistics highlight that the UK’s net migration figure is down by 81,000 on the previous year, thus demonstrating that the May Administration is being successful with her ambitions. This reduction could be largely due to the Home Office’s strict compliance visits on premises owned by Tier 2 Sponsor Licence holders, which have removed many illegal foreign workers, or those who do not fully comply with the Home Office compliance checks, resulting in Tier 2 Sponsor Licences being revoked and Tier 2 Visas being curtailed.
UK Immigration Figures on a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence under May Administration
One of Theresa May’s key policies was the aim to reduce the UK’s net migration figure to fewer than 100,000. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found that from March 2016 to March 2017, the UK’s net migration figure was 246,000, compared with 327,000 from the previous year. Therefore, the Prime Minister appears to be on target, by introducing harsh and robust Home Office Policy Guidelines in order to deter foreign nationals from submitting UK Visa applications.
For example, across the UK the Home Office is carrying out rigorous compliance visits on Tier 2 Sponsor Licence holders, which includes the Right to Work Check and Right to Bank Check, in order to curb illegal working and immigration in the UK. This has left a certain gap in the UK job market whereby positions need to be filled, yet many British nationals are unwilling or unable to fill these gaps, thus the need to hire foreign workers. The Shortage Occupation List, under Appendix K of the Immigration Rules lists all of the professions in the UK where there is a shortage of workers, which is therefore attractive to foreign workers seeking to come to the UK.
Tier 2 Sponsor Licence: May Administration Immigration Policy v The Labour Party Immigration Policy
The political climate in the UK is uncertain to say the least, and it is no secret that Theresa May’s bid to reaffirm her position and authority was greatly unsuccessful, with faith in her leadership capabilities now dwindling. If the Labour Party was to become the next UK Government, the attitude towards foreign workers employed by a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence holder would be a stark contrast. During the recent General Election, The Labour Party, whilst not committed to a definitive target, promised fairer Immigration Rules with talk of the possible visa route for unskilled workers wishing to come to the UK. However, this had been dubbed by opposition as “improper” immigration policy.
Stay Compliant on a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence under the May Administration
For the time being however, Theresa May and her stringent immigration policies are here to stay, therefore it is important to comply with Home Office regulations and requirements. As a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence holder, it is important that you carry out Right to Work Checks and are always prepared for the Home Office’s unannounced Tier 2 Sponsor Licence Compliance Visits. If you are a foreign worker employed by a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence holder, it is imperative that you have a valid Tier 2 Visa or the right to work in the UK. It is highly recommended you contact our specialist immigration law firm in to ensure you are compliant under the May Administration.
Using Legal Representation to Stay Compliant on a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence under the May Administration
Legal representatives, such as our specialist immigration and visa law firm, are qualified to advise you on immigration law and your immigration status. It is possible to instruct an immigration and visa legal representative to stay compliant on a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence under the May Administration.
Caseworkers at the UK Home Office are trained to reject applications which are improperly prepared, for example by failing to provide the correct supporting evidence. In order to ensure your Immigration & Visa application succeeds, our solicitors and barristers will ensure all specified documents must be provided. The UK Immigration Rules are complex and a legal representative can help ensure that your application meets the Home Office Immigration Rules. Our Solicitors and Barristers are always up to date with Brexit Negotiations and can advise on complex Immigration matters.
Successfully Stay Compliant on a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence under May Administration
Our team of solicitors and barristers are specialist immigration lawyers who act in your best interest. We offer a client-tailored approach from the outset. From the very first meeting, we will be able to advise you in respect of a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence Compliance Visit and the merit of your Tier 2 Home Office Compliance Visit before your matter even reaches the Home Office UK Visa & Immigration. We can assist you with the preparation of a Tier 2 Sponsor Licence Compliance Visit and ensure that you meet all the requirements of the relevant rules.
Our offices are based in the legal epicentre of London, just across the road from the Royal Courts of Justice in order to ensure we get the best results for our clients. We are minutes away from the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal, the Royal Courts of Justice and other central London courts.
Preparation is the key to a successful Tier 2 Sponsor Licence Compliance Visit. Our UK immigration and visa solicitors are here to guide you through the complex immigration rules and requirements. If you wish to meet one of our lawyers, please call our Immigration Team so we can assess your case and arrange your legal consultation.
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