How many sponsored employers are there?

Efun Chin

10 March 2021

As of 10 March 2021, there are 33,527 British businesses that have been granted Sponsor Licence by the UK Visa & Immigration ("UKVI").

By having a Sponsor Licence, businesses are able to issue work visa to employ foreign workers.

Since 1 January 2021, EU nationals are required to have work visas to work in the UK, unless they qualify for Pre-Settled/Settled Status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

It is important for employers to take note that it is a criminal offence to employ a worker without the relevant immigration paperwork.

Number of Sponsor Licence approved by the UKVI