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February 20, 2024

UK publishes Statement of Changes to Immigration Rules

On 19 February 2024, the UK government published a Statement of Changes to the Immigration Rules (HC 556). The changes introduced impact care workers and senior care workers under the Skilled Worker route, and individuals under the Ukraine Family Scheme (UFS), Homes for Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme (HFU) and Ukraine Extension Scheme (UES), among others. Transitional arrangements are being applied for Skilled Workers who are sponsored in these occupations before these changes come into force. These arrangements allow them to apply to extend their permission with the same sponsor, and settle, without the CQC regulation requirement applying to them. They also allow such individuals to be accompanied or joined by dependents, including in cases where they change jobs to another sponsor that meets the CQC regulation requirement.

A Tax Alert prepared by EY's People Advisory Services group, and attached below, provides additional details.

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