Good News Post-Brexit for Employers

Letitia Oglesby
June, 2021

All our clients, and particularly those who have signed the MRS Diversity pledge (listed below) will be relieved to hear that there is some good news post-Brexit for employers.
To encourage and support more qualified workers to stay in the UK, on 1st July 2021 the Government is opening up a new graduate visa route to allow students to work in the UK up to 2 years post studies and 3 years for Phd students.

Once this time is up, employees can make an application for a Skilled Worker Visa which replaces the old Tier 2 general visa and is based on a points system.

The points are worked out by meeting certain requirements. For example, being educated to at least A level or equivalent, getting a job offer from a licensed UK based employer, meeting the required English language skill level and meeting a minimum salary threshold of £25,600, or less if the job features.

To meet English language skill level your employee will have to prove they can read, write, speak and understand English to level B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) scale.

We are proud to be associated with our clients who have signed the MRS Diversity Pledge:

  • Basis Research
  • Crowd DNA
  • Discovery Research
  • Firefish
  • GfK
  • Hall & Partners
  • IFF Research
  • Ipsos MORI
  • ITWP Group
  • Kantar
  • MESH
  • The Nursery
  • Opinium
  • Walnut Unlimited
  • Watermelon
  • Yonder
  • Zappi
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