The government has today set out reforms that aim to allow businesses to access skilled talent from abroad quicker and easier. The reforms build upon the launch of the points-based
According to the Government, the reforms outlined in the sponsorship roadmap will ease the burdensome administrative processes which organisations sponsoring workers must go through.
These are the latest in a series of reforms to attract the best talent to the UK and revolutionise the way people come into the UK, via a fully digital immigration system.
Through a range of technological and system improvements, the visa sponsor system will:
- ‘further reduce processing times to enable UK businesses and educational institutions to become sponsors and attract global talent faster
- ‘re-use information the government already has on a sponsor, where possible, to make it easier for sponsors to use the system
- ‘improve accessibility of the system through creation of an online dashboard for sponsors; making it easier for them to understand the status of their sponsorship licence and the actions they need to take’
The government has stated that it will work collaboratively with new and prospective sponsors to make the modernised system a success, as well as work with other partners to identify abuse through greater use of technology.