How This Impacts Mobility
These changes offer an insight to a more employer friendly immigration system which is employer led. A more flexible, all-encompassing simple system, which brings two groups (EU nationals and third-country nationals) together and govern them as one will mean that employers who wish to hire EU nationals that are classed as new entrants will be subject to a more rigorous immigration system and there will be costs associated with this.
I believe that businesses will benefit from a single system. For example, a simplified immigration system will mean that businesses will have a more unified and efficient administrative processes in place. The key features and changes to the new immigration system will mean less administrative costs in terms of time and recruitment, thereby saving businesses resources in the long-term.
It is my opinion that the key features and changes of the new immigration system is a step in the right direction to modernise the immigration system. With these upcoming changes, it is important to remember that the sponsorship system will remain intact and the reporting and compliance obligations will remain. Business should consider undertaking regular review of their policies and any operational aspects associated with immigration and indeed overall global mobility, to ensure compliance and to maximise efficiencies.
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