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Fragomen offers insights into UK immigration regime changes

Fragomen offers insights into UK immigration regime changes


Professionals from Fragomen, the world’s leading provider of immigration services, will offer insights into the recent UK immigration regime changes during a webinar being held on Thursday, May 30 from 10 to 11 am.

The event, aimed at leaders, HR and recruitment professionals, will outline the changes being implemented by the UK government as part of plans to reduce net migration to the UK – which includes increasing the salary threshold for those on the Skilled Worker visa.

The webinar is for Global Underwater Hub members only and is free to attend.

The UK's new immigration regulations bring a substantial rise in the salary threshold for Skilled Workers from £26,200 to £38,700, an increase of almost 48%, with exemptions for Health and Care Workers.

In addition, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has introduced an Immigration Salary Discount List, which not only replaces the Shortage Occupation List, but also reduces the number of occupations listed and removes the 20% going rate discount for occupations previously on the SOL, forcing employers to revisit their talent recruitment strategies for hiring from abroad.

As certain roles with lower salaries become ineligible for sponsorship, there may be a need for wage adjustments to fill these positions, potentially affecting other non-sponsored employees and necessitating broader wage increases. The webinar will guide businesses on proactive preparation for these shifts and identify key stakeholders who require awareness of these developments.

Kathleen O’Donnell, director, and Kelly Hardman, solicitor (senior manager) at Fragomen, will offer advice to help attendees understand the full range of changes and how it may impact a company’s ability to recruit workers.

O’Donnell said: “Fragomen is thrilled to be working with Global Underwater Hub to deliver this online webinar for its members. The immigration law landscape is constantly evolving and it’s crucial for businesses to stay informed.

“We look forward to providing insights on how these changes may impact a company’s ability to recruit workers and offer practical advice on how to navigate these changes effectively.”

Kathleen uses her deep understanding of legal and industry-specific challenges to help clients in the energy sector plan and develop global immigration programmes in support of their business objectives.

Edinburgh-based Kelly Hardman advises companies on immigration strategies and issues, co-ordinating and managing Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) immigration programmes on behalf of some of Fragomen’s largest clients, including those in the energy, oil and gas, and shipping sectors.
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Published: 13-05-2024

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