Exciting News for Skilled Workers in the UK!

Great news for Skilled Worker visa holders in the UK! Starting from April 4, 2024, the UK government is allowing Skilled Workers to take on supplementary employment for up to 20 hours per week in all occupations eligible for Skilled Worker sponsorship. This change offers more flexibility and opportunities for skilled professionals, benefitting both workers and employers alike.

INTRO9. In paragraph 6.2(b), for the definition of “Supplementary employment”,
““Supplementary employment” means employment in a job (other than
the job for which the person is being sponsored) which either:
(a) appears in Appendix Immigration Salary List; or
(b) is in the same profession and at the same professional level as the
job for which the person is being sponsored; or
(c) if the person has permission as a Skilled Worker, is in an eligible
SOC 2020 occupation code listed in Tables 1, 2 or 3 of Appendix
Skilled Occupations;
provided in all cases that:
Page 8 of 289
(i) the person remains working for the sponsor in the job for
which the Certificate of Sponsorship records the person is
being sponsored (except where the other employment takes
place during the 4-month period referred to in SW 18.1A of
Appendix Skilled Worker, where that provision applies); and
(ii) the other employment does not exceed 20 hours per week and
takes place outside of the hours when the person is contracted
to work for the sponsor in the job for which the person is
being sponsored."

For more details, check out the UK Immigration Rules Changes.