UK Home Office Issues Updates on Tier 2 and 5 Sponsors

The Home Office has revised its guidance for Tier 2 and 5 sponsors. Key provisions include requirements to demonstrate why settled workers were not hired for a job connected with a Resident Labour Market Test and a clarification that the Immigration Skills Charge is not applicable to Tier 2 applicants who were recategorized. Additionally, the government provided grounds for revocation where sponsors are believed by the Home Office to have artificially increased the salary of a non-resident worker seeking an indefinite term of stay in the UK.