Immigration

Employers must ensure that individuals who are recruited have the legal right to work in the UK. Employers cannot employ an individual who is subject to immigration control and who has not been granted leave to enter or remain in the UK, or does not have permission to work in the UK.

All potential employees are required to provide evidence of entitlement to work in the UK. Requests for documentation should therefore be applied to all potential employees, not just those coming from abroad.

Employers are liable for fines for negligently employing illegal workers and can be prosecuted under the criminal offence of knowingly employing illegal workers.


Businesses ‘hung out to dry’ without no-deal Brexit answers

With 44 days to go until the UK leaves the EU, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published a...

Brexit: EU settlement scheme details cause consternation

12 Feb 2019

Updated EU Settlement Scheme details have been criticised as onerous and clumsy by both immigration law specialists and workers in...

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Leave to Remain required for EU citizens arriving after a no-deal Brexit

29 Jan 2019

EU citizens will be able to enter the UK to work after 29 March 2019 under a no-deal Brexit, but...

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Millions of EU citizens can apply for settled status for free

21 Jan 2019

Millions of EU citizens can now apply for “settled status” in the UK as the government launched the final phase...

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Employment study debunks migrant worker myth

14 Jan 2019

Immigrants have been among the main beneficiaries of the employment boom but not at the expense of workers born in...

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Deliveroo and Uber Eats face questions over worker black market

7 Jan 2019

The way that Deliveroo and Uber Eats engage their riders and drivers’ has come under fresh scrutiny after claims emerged...

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2019 employment law: eight changes to look out for

21 Dec 2018

Although Brexit dominates the news, there will be a number of important employment law developments in 2019. Clio Springer sets...

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What does the immigration White Paper mean for employers?

20 Dec 2018

This week the government finally published its White Paper outlining how the immigration system will look once Britain leaves the...

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Government White Paper confirms skills-based immigration system

19 Dec 2018

The government has confirmed today that it will introduce a skills-based immigration system once the UK leaves the EU.

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EU settlement scheme: What employers can do now

19 Dec 2018

The political to and fro of Brexit can be distracting for employers, but there are preparations they can make now...

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Brexit uncertainty hits two-fifths of hiring managers

10 Dec 2018

Two-fifths of hiring managers struggle to find the right skills because of uncertainty around Brexit, according to new research

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Heathrow Airport to pay for EU employees’ settled status

10 Dec 2018

Heathrow Airport is to pay for the 350 EU nationals it employs to achieve “settled status” after the UK leaves...

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Visa applications for non-EU nationals: What HR needs to know

3 Dec 2018

As HR professionals try to grapple with the settled status pilot scheme for EU permanent residence applications, there is now...

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Recruiters sound alarm over falling EU migration figures

29 Nov 2018

Significant changes in migration patterns were revealed today in the latest Office for National Statistics figures, causing serious concerns for...

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Health sector discusses Brexit risk to the NHS

27 Nov 2018

While Theresa May was yesterday making her statement to the House of Commons chamber on the Brexit withdrawal agreement, health...

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