The UK has left the EU and the Brexit transition period will end on 31 December 2020. Important changes will take place very shortly which will affect non UK nationals working in the UK – new immigration rules have been introduced which will affect employers and sponsorship licence holders, as well as employees.
If you are an employer or an employee, are you aware of how you may be affected, and what action you may need to take?
If you are a UK based employer and have a sponsorship licence, or if you are a non-UK employee (an EU or non-EU national), or the family member of someone working in the UK, you may now need to take action, if you have not already done so.
Any applications made by non-EU nationals after 1 December 2020 will need to be made under the new rules. EU nationals coming to the UK from 1 January 2021 will also need to apply under these rules. All non-UK workers after 1 January 2021 must ensure that they either have qualified under the EU Settlement Scheme (for EU nationals and their family members who are here now or arrive at any time up to 31 December 2020), or that they have secured the right to work under the new Points Based System.
The Fox Williams immigration team is advising our clients on what they must do to ensure they are compliant. Please contact one of the team if you have any queries or would like advice on this issue.