The New Rules: Employing EU (and other non-UK) workers in the Logistics and Transport Sector

Event Details

Thursday, 25 March, 2021 -
14:00 to 15:15
Venue: 
Zoom Webinar
Member Rate: 

Free

Non-Member Rate: 

Free

 

From 1 January 2021 a new immigration system is in place, impacting how you can employ EU citizens in the UK. The background to this is the UK leaving the European Union, removing the end of free movement, and the decision by HM Government to put in place new rules.

This issue is of huge importance to the transport and logistics sector where a significant proportion of the workforce are non-UK nationals and a large proportion are EU nationals.

A recent logistics UK review of skills and shortages in the sector highlighted the sector’s vulnerability against the backcloth of driver shortages and the large numbers of in warehousing and distribution work, such as forklift drivers.

So, how can EU nationals already employed continue to work for your businesses and how can new employees from EU countries lawfully work for you, within the UK?

In this webinar we will explore and provide updates on the following areas:-

• the EU Settlement Scheme for citizens already in the UK
• new immigration routes from 1 January 2021; skilled workers, intra-company transfers and graduates
• frontier workers
• carrying out right to work checks, auditing your EU workforce and managing your EU nationals
• apply for new sponsorship licences / reviewing your existing licence
• how the skilled worker regime works: salaries, English language skills and points system (the major route to engage EU nationals for many in this sector)
• how does the new immigration system treat the self-employed?
• right to work checks and penalties for non-compliance – getting your paperwork and records right
• do you have to check sub-contractors and third parties?

This webinar will be of use to all those in the transport, logistics and warehousing application, but also be valuable to other sectors facing the same issues.

From 1 January 2021 a new immigration system is in place, impacting how you can employ EU citizens in the UK. The background to this is the UK leaving the European Union, removing the end of free movement, and the decision by HM Government to put in place new rules.

This issue is of huge importance to the transport and logistics sector where a significant proportion of the workforce are non-UK nationals and a large proportion are EU nationals.

A recent logistics UK review of skills and shortages in the sector highlighted the sector’s vulnerability against the backcloth of driver shortages and the large numbers of in warehousing and distribution work, such as forklift drivers.

So, how can EU nationals already employed continue to work for your businesses and how can new employees from EU countries lawfully work for you, within the UK?

In this webinar we will explore and provide updates on the following areas:-

• the EU Settlement Scheme for citizens already in the UK
• new immigration routes from 1 January 2021; skilled workers, intra-company transfers and graduates
• frontier workers
• carrying out right to work checks, auditing your EU workforce and managing your EU nationals
• apply for new sponsorship licences / reviewing your existing licence
• how the skilled worker regime works: salaries, English language skills and points system (the major route to engage EU nationals for many in this sector)
• how does the new immigration system treat the self-employed?
• right to work checks and penalties for non-compliance – getting your paperwork and records right
• do you have to check sub-contractors and third parties?

This webinar will be of use to all those in the transport, logistics and warehousing application, but also be valuable to other sectors facing the same issues.

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