Do you have dependants who are working, or want to work, in the UK?

The government has recently announced some possible changes to work rights for the dependants of international students and of Tier 2 sponsored skilled workers.

Tier 4 dependants currently have a right to work any job in any sector, including at skilled or casual level. They may also take up self-employment and set up in business. The government is considering only allowing dependants to work at a highly skilled level.

Tier 2 dependants also currently have similar rights. The government is consulting on whether it should 'restrict the automatic right of dependants of Tier 2 visa holders to work.'

The Student Advice Centre would like your opinion on how this might affect your choice to stay in the UK so that we can have input into the government consultations on this issue. The deadline for responses is Friday 4 September - you can complete the short survey here.

If you have any questions about your own rights to work please see here.