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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.
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...
13 Jul 2020
People coming to the UK will have to join the Skilled Worker route, the Global Talent route, or the Start-up and Innovator route.
9 Jul 2020
Concern grows over the staffing of care homes once the points-based immigration system starts.
1 Jul 2020
The government has created a new ‘Office for Talent’ to make it easier for scientists, researchers and innovators to settle...
26 Jun 2020
Furlough and redundacy may force some skilled migrant workers to return home. Jonathan Beech explains the impact of job losses...
19 Jun 2020
For the first time since 2006, the majority of people migrating to the UK for work are non-EU citizens.
2 Jun 2020
Migrant workers played a key role in rebuilding the UK economy after the Second World War, so will they be...
21 May 2020
Policy switch over £400 surcharge for overseas health and care workers was driven by Prime Minister, health secretary indicates.