Business immigration

CoS allocation renewal

UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) has been sending out reminders that sponsors will need to renew their Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) allocation for the next financial year commencing 6 April 2014. On 5 April 2014 all unused CoS for the current financial year will be cancelled and set to zero. Clients will wish to consider how many CoS they will require for the next financial year.

Are your recruitment practices putting you at risk of a race discrimination claim?

Employers who, as a matter of company policy, refuse to consider job applications from individuals requiring work authorisation for the UK should be aware that such practices could expose them to claims of race discrimination. The employment appeal tribunal judgment in the case of Purohit v Osborne Clarke Services (2009) is a clear warning against the use of potentially discriminatory recruitment practices. Employers need to exercise caution when recruiting.

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