The Home Office is looking to introduce amendments and updates to several visa routes, including the Global Business Mobility visa route (GBM), from 12 April 2023. This blog will discuss the changes the Home Office plans to implement that every sponsor should know.
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One of the primary requirements a sponsor has to fulfill while recruiting an employee through the GBM visa route is the specific salary threshold. The Home Office has a fixed minimum salary requirement for this visa route, with every job role having a specific threshold mentioned on the list of eligible occupations. However, these thresholds are set to change, and the employer is now required to pay the highest figure to the employee.
Currently, the minimum salary requirement for the GBM route is £42,400, but it will increase to £45,800 on 12 April 2023.
In addition to this, all job-specific salaries will be based on weekly hours of 37.5 instead of 39, as stated by the Home Office. It should be noted that some salary thresholds have been increased while others have been lowered. Sponsors are advised to confirm the relevant salary for all Certificates of Sponsorship issued on or after 12 April 2023.
Reasons For Taking A Break From Work
The Home Office has clarified reasons for sponsored employees to take a break during their period of employment. According to the recently published guidance, attending court to testify and jury service are regarded as acceptable reasons to take a break for employees sponsored through the GBM route.
National Minimum Wage
Most importantly, a provision to ensure sponsors are following the Working Time Regulations and the UK National Minimum Wage regulations is now included in the latest statement of changes.
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