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Business & HR Consultancy

Endorsement Consultancy

Endorsement Consultancy

We can assist start-ups, scale-ips and small businesses in idea development, business plans and preparing investor pitches for obtaining funding or endorsement in the UK. Start-up or Innovator applicants may find our consultancy services useful to obtain endorsement and set up business in the UK. We also offer sole representatives in preparing their business expansion and UK subsidiary business plan.


The client completes a questionnaire to align their idea with the endorsing body requirements or to understand early if it won’t work.

Idea Development

The creative process of generating, developing, and communicating the business idea into something that meets the Home Office criteria.

Business Plan

Our Business Plans helps applicants show endorsing bodies the strength of their business, how it will work, the capital required, and financial targets.


A visual presentation, providing clear and impactful information that demonstrates the innovativeness, viability and scalability of the business to endorsing bodies.


We aim to fully equip our clients to present their idea in the best way possible and answer those difficult questions.

We use a tollgate approach where we assess the readiness of the applicant’s proposition as it moves through each stage of the process. We also engage our business partners to provide necessary entrepreneurship mentoring/support and collaborate with endorsing bodies to remove any barriers to endorsement. Our Immigration lawyers at City Legal have immense experience in assisting entrepreneurs in setting up and expanding their business in the UK. We have also partnered with industry experts who work with us on a regular basis to assist our clients in preparing their endorsement applications. We are a multi award winning law firm and pride ourselves in being approachable, innovative and always going that extra mile to make sure our clients receive the individual attention they deserve. Our Immigration team maintains a high reputation and is committed to provide clear, transparent and reliable advice to our clients.
Endorsing Bodies
Frequently Asked Questions

The maximum duration of Tier 2 General visa is upto six years unless an exemption applies. Individuals may apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain after spending 5 years under this category, if they meet all other requirements.

Any individuals granted with Tier 2 general visa cannot have recourse to public funds and can only work for their sponsor in the job as described on the CoS. Voluntary and supplementary employment are permitted. Individuals with this leave can also study as long as it does not interfere with their main job. Individuals granted with a Tier 2 leave can undertake supplementary employment of no more than 20 hours per week in the same profession and level as their main job or on a profession under the shortage occupation list. This must be outside of their normal working hours.
Tier 2 Cooling off period refers to the 12 months period applicants have to wait before they can apply for a Tier 2 visa again to re-enter the UK. This triggers when an individual was previously sponsored under Tier 2 by any employer in the UK, and they have left the UK and their visa lapsed or expired. There is an automatic refusal failing to adhere to the cooling off period.
The minimum salary requirement is set out by the relevant SOC codes. The common SOC code used is 2444 Clergy and the minimum salary requirements or this SOC code is of national minimum wage requirements.
The new PBS skilled worker visa will not apply to any EU nationals living in the UK by 31 December 2020. EU nationals and their families are eligible to apply under EUSS scheme up until 30 June 2021 and employers may continue to accept Passports and National ID cards as evidence of right to work up until 30 June 2021. All EU nationals who enter the UK to work from January 2021 will need to apply for permission in advance.