Proof of Right to Work in the UK

Under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, all employers are required to meet their duties to prevent illegal working in the UK by carrying out document checks to ensure that anyone who applies to them for employment has the right to work in the UK. What is the definition of an illegal worker? Illegal […]

Civil Penalty under the Immigration Act: Been Fined?

As part of the Home Office’s punitive toolkit against illegal working, employers who are found to be in breach of their immigration compliance duties may be issued a civil penalty under the Immigration Act 2016. The Immigration Act also introduced criminal offences in cases of illegal employment and provided additional powers for immigration officers to […]

Civil Penalty Immigration: How to Challenge a Home Office fine

As a UK employer you are under a duty to prevent illegal working by carrying out right to work document checks confirming all of your employees are lawfully allowed to work in the UK and undertake the work on offer. Failure to carry out these checks correctly or failing to carry them out at all […]

Sponsor Licence Compliance Guidance

As a licensed sponsor you have a number of duties and responsibilities so as to ensure compliance with the immigration rules and prevent abuse of the system – both by you as a sponsoring employer and by any migrants that you sponsor. The following sponsor licence guidance provides a basic outline of those duties, together […]