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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.
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....
17 Jul 2019
Business leaders have called for a number of reforms to the immigration system, including lowering the salary threshold and revising...
9 Jul 2019
More than half of UK employers with staff from outside the UK will be negatively...
25 Jun 2019
The Migration Advisory Committee is to consider how salary thresholds should be calculated under a future immigration system – including...
20 Jun 2019
Last week Personnel Today ran an opinion piece which criticised the EU Settlement Scheme, the process that EU, EEA or...
11 Jun 2019
Home Office cannot afford to ignore the lessons of the Windrush scandal and suffer the resulting reputational damage.
30 May 2019
The scheme could lead to the unnecessary and unlawful deportations of people who should be entitled to live and work in the UK.
29 May 2019
The shortage occupation list should be expanded to allow more migrant workers to fill a wider range of health, IT...
24 May 2019
Only a third of countries allow same-sex spouses to qualify as dependents on immigration applications, while just 30% allow same-sex partners this qualification.
3 May 2019
The Home Office has announced that more than 600,000 EU citizens had applied to stay in the UK in the...