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UK points-based immigration system: employer information

Information for employers on the UK’s points-based immigration system.


Podcast transcript: Business and the future of immigration in 2021

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Information to share with your employees

You can give your employees the leaflet: Understanding your right to work in the UK: EU, EEA and Swiss citizens.

Carrying out right to work checks

To assist you in carrying out right to work checks, we have developed a right to work check video.

Podcast on business and the future of immigration in 2021


The Home Office published a podcast episode in partnership with Intelligence Squared in 2020 to help you understand the points-based immigration system.

Listen now to Business and the future of immigration in 2021.

A panel of independent experts from the world of business and immigration explain what the immigration system is and the practical steps you can take to adapt and use it.

Up-to-date guidance on the EU Settlement Scheme and right to work checks is available.

You can also listen on Apple and Spotify.

Download a full transcript of the podcast.

Published 9 April 2020
Last updated 6 August 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated information on EU citizens living in the UK by 31 December 2020 and applications made to the EU Settlement Scheme from 1 July 2021 in 'The UK's points-based immigration system: an introduction for employers'. Also added a link to the right to work check video.

  2. Removed 'An introduction for employers (accessible version) and 'An introduction for employers' documents. Added 'The UK's points-based immigration system: an introduction for employers' document.

  3. Updated guides to reflect end of freedom of movement between the UK and EU. Added HTML version of 'Becoming a sponsor of skilled migrant workers'.

  4. Added podcast transcript: 'Business and the future of immigration in 2021'.

  5. Podcast on the future of immigration published.

  6. Added the employers guide to becoming a licensed sponsor of skilled migrant workers

  7. Updated the guidance to reflect changes to the system, and added videos.

  8. Clarification added that EU refers to EU, EEA and Switzerland on this page.

  9. First published.