Immigration Skills Charge - what your paying for?
Under the Immigration Skills Charge Regulations 2017, Employers may pay the Immigration Skills Charge every time they sponsor a worker from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland. The Immigration skills charge applies to any Tier 2 worker assigned a certificate of sponsorship (CoS) on or after the 6 April 2017 under Tier 2.
The amount “Immigration skills charge” payable will depend on the size of the employers’ organisation and the length of sponsored employment stated on the sponsored workers certificate of sponsorship.
The skills charge is payable at the same time that you pay to assign a certificate of sponsorship. The Immigration Skills Charge must not be passed on to the worker. The money collected will be used to address skills gaps in the UK workforce.