Webinar: The UK Points Based Immigration System: Practical Impacts for Northern Ireland businesses (Employers)

30 Nov 2020 Déarbhla Sloan    Last updated: 30 Nov 2020

On Thursday 10th December, The Department for the Economy are holding a webinar focusing on helping Northern Ireland businesses prepare for the practical implications of the UK’s new Points-Based Immigration System.

Reflecting on the most recent State of the Sector workforce and volunteering update, that found 14% of voluntary and community sector organisations had EU mainland workers or volunteers, this webinar will be of interest to many voluntary and community  organisations. 

With speakers from the Home Office, Invest NI and InterTradeIreland, the two-hour online event will provide attendees with up-to-date information aiming to help employers prepare for changes that will come into force at the end of December 2020. These changes will see the end of free movement of EU nationals in the U.K. and the introduction of a new Points-Based Immigration System that will officially come into effect on 1 January 2021.

The session will provide information on:

  • Overview of the Points-Based Immigration System
  • Overview of Skilled Worker route
  • Recruiting and Employing Migrant Workers: Processes & Timeframes
  • Recruiting and Employing Migrant Workers: Sponsorship Process
  • The EU Settlement Scheme
  • Frontier Workers & Frontier Workers Permit Scheme
  • Signposting to available support

Following the main presentation of information, participants will have the opportunity to ask the Home Office questions about immigration system relevant to businesses.

All businesses, business representative organisations, and anyone with an interest in the UK’s new immigration system and how businesses in Northern Ireland need to prepare for it are encouraged to attend the event.

The UK Points Based Immigration System: Practical Impacts for Northern Ireland businesses

Thursday 10th December

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Registration for the event closes on 07 December 2020.

You can register for the session here.

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