The Home Office has recently issued a set of relevant sponsor amendments.
What you should know:
- The foreign workers can now start work for their sponsor as soon as they have permission to enter or stay in the UK without having to start for the date given on their Certificate of Sponsorship.
- The Salary entered on a Defined CoS must genuinely reflect what the employee will be paid for the number of hours worked.
- A concession has been added for extended absence without pay. Note however that each case will be decided on its own merits.
- Only guaranteed gross pay should now be included in the salary section. Other guaranteed allowances, pay or benefits will no longer be considered as part of the pay package