July 2021 update
In 2017, the Home Secretary introduced a concession to the Immigration Rules to allow the employment of foreign nationals who are joining vessels engaged in the construction and maintenance of offshore wind projects in UK territorial waters (UKTW) being the 12-mile zone that determines if a worker is subject to UK immigration laws.
We covered the previous concessions announced over the last year in earlier blog post articles.
It is perhaps unsurprising to many in the sector that the demand for offshore wind staff is expected to triple by the end of the decade, surging to 868,000 full-time jobs from an estimated 297,000 in 2020 as reported by Rystad Energy.
And with that is the welcome news that the UK Offshore wind workers concession has been extended until 1 July 2022.
The terms of the concession announced on the 2nd July, are set out below.
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