Senior Staff Meeting. Increased Immigration Controls Removal of the Default Retirement Age February 16 2011. Types of Visa. Tier 1: Highly skilled workers, meet the minimum number of Points, self sponsored and relates to the individual not the post;
Increased Immigration Controls
Removal of the Default Retirement Age
February 16 2011
From 5 April 2011, UKBA introduce significant reductions in the national quota of overseas workers, and increased requirements to justify their employment
The majority will now require a Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS): reduced for LSE last year from 13 to11 for July 10 – March 11
Likely to be a monthly national quota: doesn’t sit with cycle of recruitment
Further intervention anticipated on criteria and approval process for Tier 1; Indefinite Leave to Remain; treatment of Extensions vs new applications.
LSE has an ‘A’ graded Sponsorship Licence, right to work in UK checks undertaken by HR, monitoring location of overseas staff, records and processes in line with UKBA requirements
Guidance on web site and responses to consultation/lobbying input
Pro-actively supported Tier 1, until that too restricted recently
Carefully monitored Tier 2 and extensions to manage limited supply
HR to continue to promote Tier 1 when new criteria clear;
HR to promote Indefinite Leave to Remain, when guidance clear;
HR to continue to maintain current knowledge of changes and communicate to units/on web;
Consider ways to ‘grow our own’.