The law is changing. After 30 June 2021, the new immigration rules for recruiting people from outside the UK will apply.
You’ll also need a sponsor licence to employ EEA and Swiss citizens coming to the UK to work from 1 January 2021. You must check that a job applicant is allowed to work for you in the UK before you employ them.
You can either:
You could face a civil penalty if you employ an illegal worker and have not carried out a correct right to work check. You must not discriminate against anyone because of where they’re from.
You’ll also need a sponsor licence to employ EEA and Swiss citizens coming to the UK to work from 1 January 2021.
DON’T GET CAUGHT OUT! Failure to comply with the regulations could result in a civil penalty notice of up to £20,000 per worker, closure of your business, or even criminal sanctions.
Our expert team of former immigration officers can help you. We have vast experience in understanding who is lawfully allowed to stay and work in the UK and who is not; how illegal migrants try to beat the system by adopting false identities or using fraudulent documents; how you can prepare for a UKVI or immigration enforcement inspection; and how you can establish a “statutory defence” to any sanctions brought against you.
We can provide on line training and advice to support you and your HR teams to implement best practice in document checking, copying and retention and to protect you from fraud. We also offer an in house audit and assurance function, carried out by our team of professionals, to give you peace of mind.
A Mock audit is an ideal way to mitigate the risk of failing a Home Office audit. We offer our insight into the Home Office procedure and standards of auditing a sponsor. Mock audits are carried out by our experienced team of former immigration officers (Ex Home Office).Apply for Mock Audit
Tony Smith is a former Head of the UK Border Force and Director of Ports and Borders in both Canada and the UK, with over 45 years in international immigration and border management.
Alison is a former UK Civil Servant with over 30 years experience in the field of immigration with extensive knowledge of operations, training, policy and project delivery.
Shaun Anton has over 41 years’ expertise in identity and border management, within the UK Home Office passport and Immigration services.