Covid-19 and immigration

The impact of Covid-19 on employers has become increasingly prevalent as the pandemic has developed, with the UK government taking unprecedented steps to limit job losses and support employers. The situation is especially challenging for organisations who are licensed to sponsor non-EEA migrant workers and could face a number of additional challenges as a result. In this briefing, we consider the Home Office’s recently-issued guidance and what this means for organisations who employ migrant workers.

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