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Legal Right to Work

We help employers understand Prevention of Illegal Working legislation and maintain robust compliance procedures.

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Compliance

Avoid Government sanctions and fines, whilst maintaining outstanding Human Resource procedures.

Prevention of Illegal Working legislation imposes a positive obligation on all UK employers to check, before an individual starts work, that he or she has an immigration or nationality status that permits UK employment.

Some individuals will have a permanent status that permits on-going employment. These workers are only required to produce their original documentation once before the employment commences. The employer must ensure that copies are retained in a prescribed form and are certified by the responsible party.

Other candidates will have a time-limited status that will require future pre-expiry checks. An alternative set of suitable compliance documents must be checked and copies for these workers.

We provide training and audit services in respect of this complex area of law. We enable employers to have peace of mind and avoid penalties.

News

British Citizens in Europe

British Citizens and EU Member State Immigration Policy  Preparing for a “no-deal” Brexit On Tuesday 15 January 2019 Members of Parliament (MPs) rejected the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated between the British government and the European Union. British nationals and their family members who are currently working and living in EU member states face immigration uncertainty if the UK leaves…

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Changes for Entrepreneurs and Investors

Changes announced on Thursday 7 March The Government has announced imminent and substantial changes to the Tier 1 (Entrepreneur), (Graduate Entrepreneur) and (Investor) routes. New Start-up and Innovator visa categories will be introduced for those who wish to come to the UK to set up in business, replacing the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) and Tier…

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Brexit Briefing: The Clock Ticks Ever Louder

In this issue: Brexit Deal – public testing of the EU Settlement scheme No-Deal Brexit – Immigration from the EU from 30 March 2019 Implementing Brexit: An end to free movement – Immigration & Social Security Co-Ordination (EU withdrawal) Bill British Citizens & EU Member State Immigration policy – preparing for a no-deal Brexit  …

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