Make your voice heard: UK government to review Tier 2 work visas

We are proud sponsors of The Permits Foundation – a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving work permit regulations for partners of assignees, to make it easier for themMake your voice heard: UK government to review Tier 2 work visas to gain employment during an international assignment.

The U.K. government recently announced that a review of Tier 2 of the Points Based Immigration System would soon take place. This review will debate a possible restriction on the rights of dependents to work in the U.K.

The Permits Foundation is currently working on a study to present evidence in order to influence the U.K. government’s revisions to Tier 2 work visas.

The Board of The Permits Foundation believe that placing restrictions on the rights of dependents to work will make the U.K. less attractive to families on business-related assignments. This will impact the economy and have negative social implications – which have already been demonstrated in two previous global studies by The Permits Foundation in 2008 and 2012.  

The independent public body commissioned to conduct the review, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), has launched a call for evidence. The deadline is September 25, 2015.

The Permits Foundation is conducting a survey of Tier 2 employees and/or dependents in the U.K., in order to present the MAC with the latest data.

Joanne Danehl, our Global Intercultural and Language Training Practice Leader comments, “Please support The Permits Foundation by encouraging all your Tier 2 employees in the U.K. to participate in this survey. This is the same route that we used for our global spouse/partner survey in 2008, which produced very valuable results.”