Modifications to Sponsor Licence Procedure for Hiring

Significant changes are streamlining the Sponsor Licence process for UK employers hiring overseas workers. The most significant update is the removal of licence renewals every four years. Licences expiring on or after April 6, 2024, will automatically extend for ten years, eliminating renewal applications. This simplifies administration for businesses. Additionally, while details are going to be finalised, the Home Office may reimburse past renewal application fees. These changes aim to make it easier for companies to attract skilled foreign talent.