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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.
28 Jan 2020
The salary threshold for skilled migrant workers entering the UK should be lowered to £25,600 to make it more affordable...
27 Jan 2020
“Top” international scientists, mathematicians and researchers will be able to apply to work in the UK under a fast-track visa...
24 Jan 2020
Industry pressure grows to cut migrant salary threshold ahead of key migration report.
22 Jan 2020
The proposed £30,000 minimum salary threshold for migrant workers after Brexit is expected to be scrapped, it has been reported....
20 Jan 2020
The UK-born children of migrants feel they are more discriminated against than new migrants and are more likely to be unemployed.
17 Jan 2020
After much delay, the UK will leave the European Union at 11:00pm on 31 January. But with the arrangements for...
10 Jan 2020
The UK immigration system is set for significant change in the coming years. Jamie Kerr offers 20 insights into what this may mean.
6 Jan 2020
The Australian government is not keen on the idea of an influx of unskilled UK labour heading Down Under after Brexit.
20 Dec 2019
A number of new Bills that will affect workers have been announced.
9 Dec 2019
An NHS physiotherapist is fighting a Home Office attempt to remove her from the UK after being dismissed from her job.
5 Dec 2019
What are the major parties proposing for immigration?
4 Dec 2019
Both the Conservatives’ and Labour’s migration policies would worsen understaffing in the NHS and social care, according to a report...
2 Dec 2019
The number of EU academics working in the UK to have quit their jobs has accelerated since the Brexit referendum,...
28 Nov 2019
The CBI has queried how a post-Brexit immigration system would function as new figures confirm the decline in EU net...
28 Nov 2019
As many as 90,000 home care workers for the over 65s are needed if the main parties’ manifesto pledges to...