The UK Government has introduced a new Immigration Skills Charge for Tier 2 visa sponsors. From 6th April 2017, employers of Tier 2 (Intra-company Transfer) and Tier 2 (General) visa applicants will be subject to an Immigration Skills Charge.
The Immigration Skills Charge is an additional government charge on any UK organisation with a Tier 2 sponsor licence. The Skills Charge will need to be paid upfront at the point a certificate of sponsorship (CoS) is assigned to an individual.
Employers who recruit skilled workers from outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) through the Tier 2 route will pay the Immigration Skills Charge. The money generated by the skills charge will be used by the Department of Education to address skills gaps in the UK workforce. The skills charge will also help reduce the burden of tax from the Immigration System.
The Immigration Skills Charge is completely exempt for:
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