Current Awareness – July 2017


Gender Pay Reporting
ACAS and the Government Equalities Office have published joint guidance on gender pay gap reporting, available here. The gender pay gap reporting obligations came into force on 6 April 2017. For our FAQ, please click here.
The Immigration (Health Charge) (Amendment) Order 2017 has come into effect. Tier 2 Intra-Company Transferees and their dependants will now have to pay the immigration health charge of £200 for each year of the intended stay.
A number of changes to the Immigration Rules came into effect on 6 April 2017, including:
• Failure to pay the immigration skills charge will result in refusal of a tier 2 application;
• The requirement for an intra-company transferee to work for a related overseas company for a year no longer applies to those earning £73900 or more per annum;
• The Tier 2 intra-company transfer (ICT) short term staff category has closed to new applications;
• The minimum salary requirements for experienced workers has increased to £30,000;
• Where a role is associated with the relocation of a high-value business to the UK, or a significant new inward investment, it is no longer necessary to conduct a resident market labour test or to assign a Certificate of Sponsorship.

Justin Costley


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