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Most employers request references for prospective employees. This article sets out what employers need to know when requesting and giving references.
Previously, the Home Office subdivided the visit visa for each visit to the UK. However, now most visits fall within a single ‘umbrella’ visa called a ‘Standard Visit' visa. This guide looks into the ‘Standard Visit’ visa which applies to almost all reasons for visiting the UK and a list of dos and don'ts that apply to all visitors
At any one time there are usually around 29,000 companies with Tier 2 and/or Tier 5 sponsorship licences. A sponsor licence is issued for four years at a time, and during this time, a sponsoring company can reasonably expect to be visited by a Home Office immigration inspector.
The Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) visa is for individuals or two-person teams to either start up at least one UK company, or to invest and become director of an existing UK business. The visa category is the only work visa route aside from the Tier 1 (Investor) visa to allow an individual to enter the UK without an offer of employment in the UK and set up his or her own company or to invest and join another UK company.
The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 ("TUPE") implement European laws designed to protect employees whose contracts of employment are in effect transferred to a new employer who takes over all or part of the business of the old employer.
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