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What does Tier 2 sponsorship mean for your SMEs?
What is the easiest way to avoid the penalties of non-compliance?
Let's take a look.
Offered to skilled workers, Tier 2 sponsorship is the primary means by which immigrants enter the UK. This is a critical opportunity for many prospective immigrants, and it is also an important source of talent for employers within the country. At the same time, however, it is not without its pitfalls. There are specific regulations that dictate the behavior of employers that utilise Tier 2 sponsorship, and compliance failures are not only inconvenient but potentially disastrous. While the UK Home office has spelled out the regulations that employers must follow, they can become complex and involved to such a point as to become untenable for employers to handle independently.
Furthermore, the penalties for Tier 2 sponsorship compliance failures are substantial. Take this language for example: as an employer, you are subject to both jail time and an unlimited fine if you have "reasonable cause to believe" you are employing someone who is not allowed to work in the UK. This does not mean that you need to know that you are employing someone who is not allowed to work in the UK, only that you could have believed it based on the evidence available to you. Subsequently, you are at risk of a Tier 2 sponsorship compliance failure if you are not creating and maintaining sufficient records of your employees, including the detailed background information and ongoing work environment information that Tier 2 sponsorship demands.
In other cases, even if you can somehow prove that you did not have the "reasonable cause to believe" that you were employing someone who was not allowed to work in the UK, you can still find yourself charged with a substantial fine, of up to £20,000 for every single employee found to be in violation of Tier 2 sponsorship regulations.
Because of the immense benefits of Tier 2 sponsorship, however, not the least of which is the global market of skilled workers into which you are tapping, the challenges that compliance presents are worth facing – as long the right support system is available to you.
Complygate is a platform engineered to provide you with the support that you need as you make use of Tier 2 sponsorship. As an employer looking for the best talent available and eager to take advantage of Tier 2 sponsorship, our software enables you to take the steps necessary to avoid the pitfalls that other employers have fallen into, which means in turn that you will avoid the hefty penalties that such pitfalls entail. We have designed our tool to make it simple for employers to remain in compliance, complementing your overall, counsel-directed Tier 2 sponsorship strategy.
Offering a wide range of features, our software helps you track and save data regarding all your Tier 2 sponsorship employees from the time that you are recruiting them onward. The features within our software cover onboarding, attendance management, expense tracking, leave management, and much more, not only concerning your obligations as a Tier 2 sponsor but your productivity as a business as well. This is a comprehensive suite of HR software tailored to your unique needs as a Tier 2 sponsor employer.
Rather than keeping you in compliance ourselves, we equip you with the tools that you need to keep yourself in compliance. Using Complygate Self Service (ESS), you can oversee the variety of human resources tasks and other administrative duties that you would otherwise need to spend large amounts of capital outsourcing to an HR firm or expanding your in-house HR capabilities. Because of ESP, Tier 2 sponsorship is more approachable and manageable than you may have ever imagined possible.
Our analytics tools and dashboard are easy to navigate, and we have created all of our user interfaces with your convenience in mind. The end goal of Complygate is to make your compliance work more straightforward and help you cut through the complexities and difficulties that you would encounter otherwise. This is a cutting-edge piece of software that is also incredibly easy to adopt and start using.
Providing you with the insights and management support that you need, Complygate may be the right addition for you to make to your overall Tier 2 sponsorship compliance work. While nothing can replace the input of competent counsel, Complygate transforms the process into one that you do not have to fear – and one that you can instead feel confident about, always sure that you are following the right track to remain in compliance with Tier 2 sponsorship regulations.
For small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) in the UK, there is currently no piece of software like Complygate available. We have created this platform to fill a real and immediate need, empowering employers like you to examine all of the skilled workers who can meet your needs. You can use Complygate to adhere to GDPR compliance and immigration compliance regulations and never again worry about the steep penalties that result from compliance failures.
A tech start-up based in Birmingham, we at Complygate have dedicated ourselves to making feasible HR compliance software solutions more accessible to SMEs in the UK. Because we understand both the benefits of such software and the difficulties of Tier 2 sponsorship compliance, we have focused on ease-of-use throughout this tool.
Complygate is live now, and to learn more about what it can do for you and your SME, contact us today at +44 121 655 0311 or [email protected]. We are always available to answer any questions that you may have about our platform, and there is a live demo of Complygate online at www.complygate.co.uk.
Smoother Tier 2 sponsorship compliance is within your reach. We make it easy for you to oversee and take charge of this area of your business completely independently and without outsourcing your HR work.