Immigration Skills Charge
The Immigration Skills Charge 2017
The Immigration Skills Charge Regulations 2017 came into force on 6th April 2017. Whereby companies who employ overseas nationals under the Tier 2 Skilled Worker may be required to pay the Immigration Skills Charge (ISC) each time they sponsor a worker from outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
The Immigration Skills Charge is designed to encourage businesses to source their skilled work force from the UK resident labour market and to invest money into apprenticeship training for their employees. The skills charge will also help reduce the burden of tax from the Immigration System.
Unless otherwise listed below, all businesses will be required to pay £1000 per Tier 2 migrant per year.
- Small and Charitable sponsors will only pay £364 per migrant / year.
- Occupations skilled to PHD Level.
- Intra Company Transfer Graduate Trainee Category.
- Tier 4 switching into Tier 2.
- Croatian Nationals
To find out the Skills Charge per Tier 2 General Migrant, please refer to the below table:
|length of Certificate of Sponsorship||Charity/ SME||Large enterprise|
|12 months or less||£364||£1000|
|More than 12 months, but no more than 18 months||£546||£1500|
|More than 18 months, but no more than 24 months||£728||£2000|
|More than 24 months, but no more than 30 months||£910||£2500|
|More than 30 months, but no more than 36 months||£1092||£3000|
|More than 36 months, but no more than 42 months||£1274||£3500|
|More than 42 months, but no more than 48 months||£1456||£4000|
|More than 48 months, but no more than 54 months||£1638||£4500|
|More than 54 months, but no more than 60 months||£1820||£5000|
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