Employing foreign workers: some changes to the rules

Posted on March 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

TRACY EVLOGIDIS, head of immigration at Speechly Bircham LLP, says the Government’s adoption of a ‘points-based’ system will bring a new adminsitative burden to employers in the care sector.

The Government is currently in the process of overhauling the routes of entry into the UK by introducing an Australian-style Points Based System (the PBS). The system will impose a significant new administrative burden on organisations employing non-European Economic Area (EEA) staff as they will be responsible for undertaking new policing, compliance and reporting obligations.

The main change for the care sector will be where organisations who wish to employ individuals from overseas and who would previously have applied for work permits will, come Novembe

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