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New UK Employing Rules from 1st January 2021

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

From 1 January 2021, you will need to register as a licensed sponsor to hire eligible people from outside the UK. Freedom of movement between the UK and EU will end and the new points-based immigration system will introduce job, salary and language requirements that will change the way you hire from the EU.

The requirements are different for each visa.

The new system will not apply to EEA or Swiss citizens you already employ in the UK. EEA and Swiss citizens living in the UK by 31 December 2020, and their family members, can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. They have until 30 June 2021 to apply.

If you’re not already a licensed sponsor and you think you’ll want to sponsor migrants through the skilled worker route from January 2021, you should apply now.

Further information on which occupations are at the required skill level and the salaries for these occupations can be found in Annex E of the UK points-based immigration system

All this information can be found at GOV website .