Latest Home Office Statistics for Illegal Working Penalties Published
The Home Office has released statistics on illegal working penalties totals for the UK from 1 October and 31 December 2016. There were 703 penalties were issued with total value of £11,595,000.
All UK employers are at risk of incurring criminal and civil penalties for employing illegal workers. It is therefore essential that all UK employers have in places processes to monitor prevention of illegal working as well as risk management processes and that they take active steps to improve compliance which include properly conducted right to work checks. Please follow the link: www.gov.uk/legal-right-work-uk.
The Immigration Act 2016 extended criminal liability to the employing organisation, putting directors at risk at risk of personal culpability and Illegal workers themselves are also subject to criminal liability. It is pertinent for your organisation to put in place a robust document checking processes in order to reduces the Directors and its exposure to these risks.
Contact Hallmark Solicitors’ Business Immigration Team for further details on managing this risk and training services we provide. Telephone: 08456 808 251 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.