Why do foreign citizens come to the UK for work?

Economic prowess alone makes a country attractive to many foreign citizens looking for work. The United Kingdom, a member of G7, or the seven most advanced economies in the world, is amongst the most popular destinations for overseas labour. In the newest survey conducted by the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI), the UK ranked third; only falling behind Switzerland and Singapore. Among...

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How to expand your business in the UK

  Are you a businessperson wishing to expand and settle in the United Kingdom?   Try the Tier 1 Route   While Brexit has created a great divide between the UK government and the rest of the world, especially with its closest neighbours in the European region, aspiring entrepreneurs have nothing to worry about.  In an effort to help build and stabilise the economy, the government...

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Everything You Need to Know About the Updated Tier 2 Shortage Occupation List

Updated Tier 2 - Shortage Occupation List    The government of the United Kingdom has recently updated its Shortage Occupation List (SOL). There are currently over 30 jobs on it, which is a relief to many employers who need to hire foreign talents to realign their operations immediately. The great thing about hiring skilled employees through SOL is that employers don’t have to deal with...

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5 Things To Remember When Sponsoring a Tier 2 Migrant

Just recently, the government of the United Kingdom introduced a few changes to its Tier 2 (General) visa. This type of visa is for applicants outside the European Economic Area (EEA) zone and Switzerland who have received a skilled job offer from a legitimate firm in the UK. As it is always is after a policy update, we anticipate an increase in the number of confused applicants. However, we at...

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Questions you are asking us... Voluntary Work on a Tier 2 Visa

At Migration Expert, we often get certain questions frequently. So in this series, we decided to answer a few of them at one time. Today, we're looking at voluntary work. Q: I am currently in the UK on a Tier 2 General Visa. Will I be allowed to do some voluntary work outside my normal working hours in my field of work? Holders of a Tier 2 visa often ask this question as this particular...

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The 10 Most In-Demand Jobs in the UK

Let’s be frank about it—a lot has changed after Brexit. But that doesn’t mean the country’s job market will just yield to an incessant freefall. The new administration’s many efforts in pulling the economy up have paid off. As The Guardian’s economic editor Larry Elliot put it, “The job market is slowly catching up.”    In other words: there are still jobs for everyone. In fact, locally...

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