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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.
9 Oct 2019
Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced that there have so far been 1.8 million applications to the EU Settlement Scheme....
2 Oct 2019
As Boris Johnson prepares to put proposals for a new deal to the EU, research has shown that 87% of...
20 Sep 2019
Very few employers are prepared for the introduction of new immigration restrictions, putting them at risk of a labour “supply shock” after Brexit.
19 Sep 2019
Poland’s ambassador to the UK is urging Polish nationals to “seriously consider” leaving the UK because of the problems some...
11 Sep 2019
International graduates will be able to stay in the UK for two years to find work under a new immigration...
9 Sep 2019
A no-deal Brexit would send the NHS – “our nation's greatest institution” – into a state of chaos, health service union Unison has warned.
2 Sep 2019
The government has been forced to scrap plans to immediately end freedom of movement for EU nationals after Brexit after...
27 Aug 2019
Last week home secretary Priti Patel said she was planning to end freedom of movement for EU nationals as soon...
22 Aug 2019
The number of EU citizens moving to the UK to work has continued to fall, prompting business bodies to reiterate...
19 Aug 2019
One in five immigration enforcement employees at the Home Office ‘personally experienced discrimination at work’, according to an internal survey
19 Aug 2019
The rights of EU nationals in the UK will dramatically change from 31 October if there is a no-deal Brexit, under new plans to end freedom of movement
9 Aug 2019
A fast-track visa route to help employers attract the “brightest and best” international scientists has been put forward by Boris...
29 Jul 2019
The European Union needs to ramp up its contingency planning for the effect a no-deal Brexit could have on UK...
26 Jul 2019
New prime minister Boris Johnson has indicated he may introduce an Australian-style points system for skilled overseas workers after Brexit....