If you are in the process of renewing your sponsor licence, beware as it's not just a simple tick box exercise! Read our latest blog about getting your house in order first including the risk a renewal will trigger a home office compliance visit.
If you fail to renew the licence before the expiry date, you will no longer be able to access the Sponsor Management System account, and all current Tier 2 or 5 sponsored workers’ leave will be shortened to 60 calendar days. After that, they will no longer be authorised to continue working for your company. With the renewal function on the Sponsor Management System being a straight forward process, you might think that renewal is as simple as clicking a button and making the payment. However, a sponsor must always ensure that the information on the licence is up to date and that the necessary housekeeping is done prior to renewal.