Eligibility to Work Regulations Update

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Eligibility to Work Regulations Update

Businesses across the UK are under more scrutiny than ever before with regard to the Eligibility to Work regulations. Home Office Immigration Enforcement have improved the systems which monitor potential illegal workers in the UK. This has consequently resulted in an increased number of audits being performed by clients and their trade associations across all business sectors.

In 2016 harsher punishments we’re introduced to recruiters who didn’t meet the Immigration Act 2016 guidelines, this included prison sentences and business closure - the most recent changes include tougher penalties and sanctions so failing to comply would prove costly.

PMP Recruitment are committed to ensuring that ethical and compliant practice is at the forefront of all operations and drives our service delivery at all times.

We recognise the importance of communicating any changes and updates on the Eligibility to Work Regulations. By doing so we demonstrate and acknowledge our commitment, whilst also ensuring our employees are up to date, knowledgeable and go to, reliable experts.

The Compliance Team at Cordant Group deliver half day Eligibility to Work training to internal employees which covers;

  • Establishing a Statutory Excuse

  • Civil Penalties

  • Acceptable documents for all of our nationalities and help spotting forged and counterfeit documents

  • Home Office Immigration Enforcement legislation

So what are the Home Office Immigration Enforcement check and penalties?

Right to work checks

At PMP we have developed a detailed candidate journey which includes thorough eligibility document checks on all new workers before placement. We have also introduced the new Cordant Connect online registration and onboarding portal which increases the speed of hire and improves data recording.

Tougher penalties

  • Closure of office premises for up to 48 hours

  • £20,000 fine per illegal worker

  • Business name published on the www.gov.uk website

  • Potential prison sentence of 2-5 years