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Major Tier 2 reform coming in Autumn 2016 and April 2017

Major Tier 2 reform coming in Autumn 2016 and April 2017
Published on: 08 April 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Major Tier 2 reform coming in Autumn 2016 and April 2017
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  • What aspects of the reforms are likely to cause most concern for employers of Tier 2 migrants?
  • What aspects are employers likely to welcome?
  • How do you think employers will react to the additional cost burdens of the reforms?
  • How do you think employers will respond to the closure of the short-term subcategory for intra-company transferees in April 2017?
  • Are there any issues that require further clarification?
  • What steps should employers be taking now to prepare for the changes?

Article summary

Immigration analysis: On 24 March 2016 the government issued its preliminary response to the comprehensive review of Tier 2 (General) and Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) (ICT) routes carried out by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC). Significant changes will be made to both sub-tiers, but these will be undertaken in two tranches (Autumn 2016 and April 2017) to enable employers to plan ahead. Tilly Oyetti, senior associate at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, considers some of the questions which employers are currently asking and the impact the changes will have on their businesses. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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