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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.
26 Oct 2020
Employers need to ‘snap out’ of their complacency and start preparing for the points-based immigration system, a specialist has warned...
13 Oct 2020
The needs of the UK’s £225bn professional services sector are being overlooked in the UK-EU trade talks according a sub-committee...
6 Oct 2020
Last week, the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) released a report outlining what occupations should be recognised as being in shortage...
2 Oct 2020
As the number of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases rose in the last month, employers have been asking questions about testing for...
1 Oct 2020
Health and care staff from overseas are now able to claim their immigration health surcharge reimbursement today (1 October), a...
1 Oct 2020
Ten years ago, the Equality Act 2010 consolidated discrimination laws into a single piece of legislation. We highlight 10 key...
29 Sep 2020
Senior care worker and nursing assistant roles should be added to the shortage occupation lists to relieve pressure when freedom...
25 Sep 2020
New guidance for employers that wish to recruit workers from abroad from next year has been published, but the long-awaited...
24 Sep 2020
Nine out of 10 UK businesses believe the recruitment of EU nationals plays an important role in their UK operations,...
21 Sep 2020
The number of UK firms applying for permission to employ skilled overseas workers has remained static since the start of the year.
17 Aug 2020
While Brexit preparations might still seem a distant set of priorities for some organisations, last month the government issued more...
10 Aug 2020
Many businesses will soon have to once again wrestle with the UK's decision to leave the EU, with difficult decisions having to be made over the sourcing of talent.
7 Aug 2020
AI tool was dismissed by campaigners as 'speedy boarding for white people'; Priti Patel pledges new visa system will consider 'unconscious bias'.
15 Jul 2020
A new Health and Care Visa promising eligible healthcare workers fast-tracked entry to live and work in the UK has...