The UK Government have recently implemented a number of changes to the Immigration Rules as well as introducing a number of changes to the sponsor guidance. The changes impact a wide spectrum of immigration categories (including the creation of a new Innovator Founder visa).

This session provided an overview of the key changes employers should be aware of, including:

  • Updates to the Skilled Worker route, including changes to the salary requirements and the reporting of hybrid working arrangements with sponsored employees;
  • updates for those who engage Offshore workers from overseas, including new reporting obligations for UK employers;
  • the closure of the Innovator and Start Up routes and the new Innovator Founder visa which opened on 13 April 2023; and
  • the expansion of the Youth Mobility Scheme and the introduction of the Electronic Travel Authorisation schem