The increasing expansion of the UK’s financial services sector has created a huge demand for taxation experts for corporate and private client roles.
However, skills gaps in the UK – and competition for skilled and qualified tax experts in the global recruitment market – mean that UK-based businesses have to resort to international recruitment to meet recruitment targets for taxation experts.
Restriction in Tier 2 visa applications can frustrate international recruitment targets and it is advisable to seek expert legal advice on Tier 2 applications, to ensure the taxation experts can be recruited without any delays in the visa application process.
Duncan Lewis business immigration solicitors can advise companies on overseas recruitment of taxation experts, who are eligible to work in the UK under the regulations covering occupations skilled to NQF Level 6.
Duncan Lewis business immigration lawyers frequently advise professionals and companies on Tier 2 applications – as well as advising on recruiting recent overseas graduates who have qualified as taxation experts in the UK.
Any Tier 2 applicants can be sponsored for jobs in certain occupations – and the government has drawn up a list of eligible occupations for taxation experts wishing to apply for a Tier 2 visa to take up a position in the UK.
UK Visas & Immigration regulations set out in the Codes of Practice for Skilled Workers such as taxation managers and advisers.
Under the regulations, the sort of roles within a company that would be eligible for a Tier 2 visa application include:
UK Visas & Immigration rules also set out the types of duties a taxation expert might undertake to qualify for a Tier 2 visa, including:
The current minimum salary range for a taxation expert applying for a Tier 2 UK visa would be £28,900 for an experienced member of staff – and £24,100 for a new entrant.
Source: Experienced – Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013. New entrant – Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2011. No comparable data available on Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2013.
Applying for a Tier 2 visa for a taxation expert joining your UK operation requires expert legal advice on the preparation of the visa application to ensure no delays occur.
Companies should be aware that any delays in the Tier 2 visa application process might potentially jeopardise the timely take up of a taxation manager or adviser appointment.
Duncan Lewis immigration experts are one of the UK’s leading specialist immigration and business immigration solicitors, with a highly successful track record in advising companies on business immigration and the UK visa application process.
Duncan Lewis immigration lawyers have offices nationwide and in most major cities – and our national and London immigration lawyers regularly advise companies wishing to recruit high-calibre taxation experts from overseas on:
Duncan Lewis business immigration experts are also able to advise on visa appeals for taxation specialists wishing to take up appointments in the UK.
As immigration specialists, Duncan Lewis is ranked by Legal 500 2015 for its business immigration services.
For further information on UK visa applications for Taxation Experts, call Duncan Lewis Business Immigration Solicitors in confidence on 0333 772 0409 for a FREE initial consultation