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New regulations set out work and residence permit procedure for UK nationals living in Spain post-Brexit

New regulations have been enacted in Spain setting out what UK citizens working or living in Spain after Brexit will be required to do to maintain their right to live and work there.
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New regulations set out work and residence permit procedure for UK nationals living in Spain post-Brexit

Shortage Occupation List 2019: Regional Roundtable Meetings to be announced

In November 2018, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) issued a 'call for evidence', encouraging stakeholders to submit evidence in relation to any job titles or occupations in their associated sector/industry which they believed to be in shortage and, therefore, should be included on the Shortage Occupation List (SOL).
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Shortage Occupation List 2019: Regional Roundtable Meetings to be announced

EU Settlement Scheme – latest developments

The EU Settlement Scheme is currently accepting applications via a public test phase, available to EU nationals as well as non-EU national family members of EU nationals. This is the third phase of testing; with the first two phases being restricted to certain people working in higher education and health and social care.
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EU Settlement Scheme – latest developments

Right to work checks- a modernised approach

The government has announced changes to modernise the "right to work" checks needed to avoid employing illegal workers in the UK. The changes will take effect from 28 January 2019.
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Right to work checks- a modernised approach

EU Settlement Scheme: Possible tax burden where employers pay application fee on behalf of employees

As you are probably already aware, EU nationals who want to remain in the UK post Brexit will need to apply for residence documentation under the EU Settlement Scheme. Application fees of £65 for adults and £32.50 for children (under the age of 16) will be charged, meaning the cost of applying for a family of four will be close to £200.
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EU Settlement Scheme: Possible tax burden where employers pay application fee on behalf of employees

Phase 2 of the EU Settlement Scheme trial set to commence soon

With the UK leaving the EU on 29 March 2019, the EU Settlement Scheme provides the basis for resident EU citizens and their family members to obtain the immigration status they will need to remain in the UK.
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Phase 2 of the EU Settlement Scheme trial set to commence soon

Immigration Health Surcharge increase – one month to go

On 11 October 2018, the House of Commons introduced the Immigration (Health Charge) (Amendment) Order 2018, which seeks to double the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) from £200 per visa applicant, per year of visa validity, to £400 per visa applicant, per year of visa validity. The increase is set to come into effect in December 2018, subject to Parliamentary approval. This is particularly relevant to employers who provide Tier 2 sponsorship to non-EEA nationals. To minimise the impact of the IHS increase, employers should review their pipeline of new applications and in-country extensions and consider applying before the increase takes effect.
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Immigration Health Surcharge increase – one month to go

What can employers take from the latest migration statistics?

Earlier this month we blogged on the CIPD's latest quarterly labour market snapshot which found that the number of applicants per vacancy had significantly decreased across all skill levels in the last 12 months. The ONS has now released its August quarterly report on the UK migration statistics for the year ending March 2018 and the report highlights some interesting shifts in the patterns of EU migration in and out of the UK.
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What can employers take from the latest migration statistics?

CIPD reports that a reduced amount of EU to UK migration has caused a skills shortage in the UK

According to CIPD's latest quarterly labour market snapshot, a slump in the number of EU citizens migrating to the UK has exacerbated skills shortages in the UK.
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CIPD reports that a reduced amount of EU to UK migration has caused a skills shortage in the UK

Migrants’ rights in the spotlight

Brexit is thought to be one of the reasons why the Tier 2 (General) restricted Certificate of Sponsorship cap has been reached. However, we may at last be seeing some reprieve from this.
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Migrants’ rights in the spotlight