If you are from an A8 country and came to the UK before 1 May 2009, then you cannot automatically qualify for PR because of five years in employment starting before 1 May 2009. You will have needed to meet the conditions of the Worker Registration Scheme to rely on that period. If you didn't register and were not exempt, only periods from May 2009 can be counted towards PR.

The extension of the WRS beyond April 2009 has been ruled unlawful by the Supreme Court, see: Supreme...