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.


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Changes to rules concerning H-1B visas could increase numbers of foreign specialists while safeguarding US wages.

Brexit transition period end – what it means for HR (webinar)

18 Jan 2021

Wednesday 27 January 2021 | From an HR perspective, the end of the Brexit transition period means getting to grips with the new immigration rules...

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Number of overseas nationals leaving UK could have reached 1.3 million

15 Jan 2021

Up to 1.3 million overseas nationals have left the UK over the past year, with almost 700,000 non-UK born workers...

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Brexit: What the trade agreement means for business travel

12 Jan 2021

Employers with UK-based staff who regularly travel to EU nations for work, and vice versa, should consider whether visas are...

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Change to visa concessions may have scuppered new year hiring

7 Jan 2021

A recent change to Covid-19-related concessions for work visa applicants may have prevented some firms from hiring overseas workers from...

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Top 10 HR questions November 2020: furlough, sponsor licences

3 Dec 2020

The extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which was due to close at the end of October, means that...

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Applications for new work visa routes now open

1 Dec 2020

Applications for the new work visa routes open today for eligible overseas workers who wish to work in the UK...

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How will employers fare under the new immigration system?

1 Dec 2020

Four legal specialists discuss their hopes and fears for the UK's new points-based immigration system opens for visa applications...

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Risk of foreign investors being deterred by new immigration rules

30 Nov 2020

Recent comments by Rishi Sunak about 'hostile state actors' coupled with complex visa and sponsor licence rules risks sending the wrong message, says immigration specialist.

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Dramatic fall in immigration could spark skills shortage

27 Nov 2020

The CIPD is urging the government to take steps to boost training and re-skilling of domestic workforce to compensate for...

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Settled status: are your EU workers ready or at risk?

24 Nov 2020

Although the applications deadline for pre-settled and settled status is not until next year, there are some steps HR teams...

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Thousands more health workers to have visas extended

23 Nov 2020

Thousands more health workers from abroad whose visas are due to expire soon will be able to remain in the UK for another year free of charge.

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US immigration: How Biden’s election affects global mobility

20 Nov 2020

Global mobility has been stymied under Donald Trump but the new Biden administration is planning a return to a more talent-friendly approach.

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Travel restrictions behind glut of work visas

19 Nov 2020

New government figures show that far fewer migrants have applied for, and been granted visas to work in the UK in the past few months.

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Speedy sponsor-licence process costs businesses extra £500

12 Nov 2020

The Home Office has launched a priority service for businesses that wish to bring in overseas workers under the sponsor-licence scheme.

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