Updates to the immigration Skills Charge
This update explains the immigration skills charge appearing in 2023. First, on January 1, 2023, a modification to the Immigration Skills Charge Regulations 2017 will take effect. Second, according to the regulations, employers who sponsor foreign workers will need to pay a fee. This will be payable when an employer grants a certificate of sponsorship to the employee. It will, however, be subject to several exceptions.
Who is no longer subject to the charge?
In accordance with the legislation, businesses that bring EU nationals to the UK via certain visa pathways will no longer be subject to the Immigration Skills Charge. This happens as of January 1 providing they meet the the commitment criteria made in the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement 2020. In this case, some will be exempt. For example, those entering the UK under the Scale-up route or intra-corporate transferees through the Global Business Mobility – Senior or Specialist Worker route are exempt.
Taylor Hampton Solicitors draws on years of experience to assist will all these visa types. Applicants are assured that our immigration department meets the SRA regulation standards. As such our standards are high when it comes to both client care and resourcefulness in assisting with tricky visa problems.
For more information about the immigration Skills Charge
For more information contact our Head of Immigration Leena Chouhan on 0207427 5972. We will speak to you about your concerns and your specific situation and advice as to whether we can assist. To learn more about the Home Office sponsorship programme for applicants see HERE.