Sponsor licence support, suspensions and revocations
Complying with your Tier 2 Licence
Companies are expected to be fully conversant with the extensive guidance, rules and practices required by the Home Office, which frequently change. What's more, Home Office visits are often unannounced, leaving little time for preparation.
We can offer a review of your systems and processes to make sure you continue to meet your sponsor obligations. We can also help you when the Home Office visits (see our Compliance, Audits and Training services). You should expect a Home Office visit within the first four years of your licence, and at renewal time. But you may also get a visit if you fail to report personnel changes – even a change of address – and in some cases after disgruntled employees contact the Home Office.
Tier 2 downgrading, suspensions and revocation
We can also help if the Home Office informs you they plan to take action against you. Our team is experienced in representing employers when the Home Office plans to downgrade, suspend or revoke a sponsor licence. This includes attending meetings with the Home Office Compliance team and making written representations on your behalf. Over the years, we’ve helped many companies take corrective action to successfully defend allegations of non-compliance, and we have successfully challenged proposals to remove licences from sponsors on many occasions.
If you have any concerns about your compliance with Tier 2 requirements, Home Office visits, or you have received a Home Office letter threatening action, please contact us as soon as possible as time is of the essence.