Right to work in UK >> Guidance

Right to work in UK

Ensure your employees have the eligibility they need to work in the UK.

Here you'll understand the basic requirements and find tools and support to apply this in practice.

Employers: illegal working penalties

Gov.uk has produced a range of guidance to accompany changes to right to work checks and penalties introduced May 2014. This includes codes of practice, information on acceptable right to work documentation, a statutory excuse checklist plus frequently asked questions.

source: www.gov.uk

Migrant workers - rights at work

Citizens' Advice has outlined the rights of migrant workers in this short factsheet which includes minimum wage, working hours and documentation.

Guidance for employers on preventing illegal working

These guides produced by the UK Border Agency outline the checks and documents that should be covered to ensure an individual has the right to work. There is also a guide on the right to work for refugees and asylum-seekers to help familiarise employers with the documents used in these specific cases.

Coming to work in the UK

The HM Revenue & Customs has a section on the paperwork migrant workers will need to work in the UK. It also provides an introduction to tax and National Insurance.

source: www.hmrc.gov.uk

Immigration advice for employers and education providers

The UK Border Agency has information on how employers can sponsor migrants to work in the UK and undertake the necessary checks to ensure they are not employing staff illegally.

Check the eligibility of your workers

Business Link has an interactive tool to help you ensure your employees are legal to work in the UK.

Employing overseas workers

This CIPD factsheet offers advice to employers considering employing migrant workers and outlines the law in terms of employers' responsibilities.

source: www.cipd.co.uk

European workers in the UK

Directgov explains the rights of European workers to live and work in the UK.

Permission to work in the UK

Directgov explains the main tiers of the UK points based system which gives individuals the right to work in the UK.

Ensuring your workers are eligible to work in the UK

Business Link explains your duties as an employer to check that staff have the right to work in this country.

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