UK Announces Major Hike in Visa Fees, New Penalties for Illegal Working
The UK government is planning to raise visa application fees, likely in autumn 2023, with increases ranging from 15% to 20% for various visa types and services. Employers should prepare for higher recruitment costs and consider expediting applications before the fee hike. They're also advised to maximize visa durations for new hires to avoid costly renewals.
Additionally, the Home Office plans to enhance civil penalties for illegal employment in 2024, with fines ranging from £15,000 to £60,000 per illegal worker. Employers must follow Home Office guidelines, conducting thorough right-to-work checks for all employees and maintaining high compliance standards for Sponsorship Licence holders.
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