What are Right to Work Checks?

It is incumbent upon all UK employers, irrespective of size or sector, to ensure that both prospective and existing employees are legally entitled to work in the UK. The consequences of failing to carry out right to works checks, or to do so correctly, can have serious consequences for you individually, as well as your […]

Civil Penalty Immigration: Employing Illegal Workers

Under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 your business may be liable for a civil penalty if you employ someone who does not have permission to work in the UK or do the work on offer. All UK employers are under a duty to prevent illegal working by carrying out prescribed document checks. This […]

Sponsor Licence Renewal: Guide for Employers

Sponsor licences are initially granted to employers for a period of four years. If you wish to continue employing non-EEA workers beyond this four-year point, you will need to apply to the Home Office to renew your sponsor licence ahead of its expiry. Sponsor licences do not automatically renew. An expired sponsor licence will mean […]

What is a Sponsorship Licence?

Recruiting a skilled workforce from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) has become vital for employers in many UK sectors where skills shortages in the resident labour market persist, including finance, technology and healthcare. If you are a UK employer and want to recruit skilled non-EEA workers under the Tier 2 visa route, your organisation […]