Shaping Workplace Policy in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Canada

By Andrew Yewdell, CFGI's Global Immigration Specialist Sep 2, 2016

As summer winds down, HR professionals from around the world have two more opportunities to influence workplace policies.

The U.K. government announced an open consultation on its proposal to limit the types of benefits that are exempt from income tax and National Insurance contributions. With a focus on benefits-in-kind that are part of salary sacrifice or flexible benefit arrangements, the government hopes to understand how new limits would impact employers and employees. The government poses 10 questions for stakeholder feedback, and responses must be submitted by October 19.

The government of South Africa launched a public consultation to refine its policy vision for a modernized immigration system. SHRM's strategic affiliate the Council for Global Immigration (CFGI) will respond to this consultation to advance an immigration system that meets the needs of a 21st century workplace. To influence immigration policy in South Africa or learn more about the consultation, please contact Andrew Yewdell, CFGI's global immigration specialist.

Earlier this summer, the government of Canada held a public consultation to gauge Canadian views on the future of its immigration policy. CFGI answered the call for comments, advocating for more timely, predictable and flexible immigration processes. To learn more about CFGI's advocacy efforts with Canada, please contact Andrew Yewdell.


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