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Sponsor Licence Compliance Training
Sponsor Licence Compliance Training

Sponsor Licence Compliance Training

If you have obtained your Sponsor Licence, congratulations.  You can now start issuing Certificates of Sponsorship, allowing you to recruit international talent to grow your organisation.  However, it is vital to realise that gaining a Sponsor Licence is just the start of an ongoing responsibility of ensuring compliance with Home Office policies and procedures.

At RVS Solicitors, we take Sponsor Licence compliance off your shoulders by either providing extensive training to your HR team or managing some of your duties and responsibilities on your behalf.  Our head of business immigration, Dr Lusine Navasardyan, knows precisely what the Home Office needs to see in terms of Sponsor Licence compliance and can ensure your key personnel fully understand their tasks.

As an innovative and modern law firm, we invest heavily in technology.  Our focus is on you, our client, ensuring we understand your definition of success and partnering with you to achieve your objectives.  We run a digital office – you will not be overwhelmed with unnecessary paperwork. Our team also value your time by conducting meetings by video conferencing if you are unable to make it into our City office.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Why is Sponsor Licence compliance so important?

To ensure UK migrant workers are legal, the Home Office places several duties and responsibilities on licence holders.  These range from conducting Right to Work tests, to accurate record keeping.

Compliance failures are often picked up at unannounced compliance audit visits.  Following such a discovery, you could find your Sponsor Licence downgraded, suspended, or for serious offences, immediately revoked.  Such action can have adverse consequences for your business, as you will need to invest time and resources on correcting compliance failings.  Until your Sponsor Licence is returned to an A-rating, you will be unable to issue any more Certificates of Compliance. In the case of revocation, your skilled worker migrants will be forced to leave the country if they cannot find alternative employment with another licence holder.

What are some examples of Sponsor Licence record-keeping and reporting duties?

Examples of Record-keeping duties

All Sponsor Licence holders are required to maintain records of every sponsored worker, either electronically or in hard copy.  You should have the following information neatly compiled:

  • Copies of the sponsored employee’s passport which shows the required biometric details, leave stamps, or visa
  • A copy of the sponsored worker’s Biometric Residence Permit (BRP)
  • A copy of the migrant’s national insurance number
  • An updated history of every sponsored employees’ contact details
  • Notes of work absences
  • Evidence of the recruitment or Resident Labour Market Test if relevant at the time of hire (unless the position was exempt from requiring a test to be carried out)
  • The migrant’s qualifications
  • Payslips
  • The employment contract and job description

Examples of Reporting duties

You will need to inform the Home Office if:

  • The sponsored worker is absent for more than 10 working days without permission
  • The migrant’s situation has changed, for example, they have been promoted or had their pay increased
  • The employee does not come to work on their first day

How RVS Solicitors can help

Sponsor Licence compliance training is an ongoing process.  Our team will not only run meticulously prepared training courses, but we will also keep key personnel up to date with any law changes.

By investing in our compliance training support, you can be confident that should the Home Office pay an unannounced visit, your HR systems will be fully compliant, and you will maintain you’re A-rating.

To find out more about how we can assist you with Sponsor Licence Compliance Training, please contact our London office on 020 3372 5125 or complete our Online enquiry form to make an appointment. Find out more information on our fees here.

To read more about similar issues please visit our blog or read on how we have helped others in similar circumstances by visiting our success stories

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