6 Steps To Pass A Home Office Inspection

pass home office compliance visit

A Home Office inspection can be a cause of real concern for employers. The Home Office has powers to investigate organisations to ensure they are meeting their obligations under the prevention of illegal working regime and if they are licensed sponsors, to ensure they are meeting their sponsor licence compliance duties. While immigration compliance may […]

Immigration Compliance – A Measure of Success

Top tips for measuring immigration compliance cost, return and performance levels There is clearly value to any organisation of avoiding non-compliance with its immigration duties and the resulting consequences – civil penalties, operational disruption, reputational harm. Beyond this, in support of demonstrating value and return on a wider global mobility programme, immigration compliance offers significant […]

3 Signs of Breaching Immigration Duties

The Home Office’s tough, low-tolerance stance toward illegal working contuses to push immigration compliance high up the business risk agenda. UKVI has extensive powers to investigate and enforce illegal employment issues across all sectors and types of organisation. Civil penalties also provide a welcome income stream for the Home Office. UK employers should be under no […]

Fluency Duty & Foreign Workers: A New HR Compliance Risk

The Government has published a Code of Practice aimed at helping public sector employers comply with their ‘fluency duty’ under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016. Under the Act, public sector workers in customer-facing roles must be able to speak fluent English, and in Wales, English and Welsh. ‘Customer-facing’ applies to roles where speaking […]

Biometric Residence Permit Checks

When hiring citizens from countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA), UK employers must carry out biometric residence permit checks to confirm work entitlements of each applicant and avoid the possibility of a civil penalty for illegal employment. All other documents, such as the vignette printed in the job applicant’s passport, are considered insufficient proof […]

Beware Emerging Markets Immigration Risks!

Emerging markets immigration is coming to the fore at a time when immigration rules across the globe are becoming increasingly protectionist. As global businesses look to developing markets in the search for new sales and customers, from an immigration compliance perspective, this raises greater challenges such as enhanced risks, procedural uncertainty and higher overall project costs. Some of […]

Construction Industry, Operation Magnify and Civil Penalty

In 2015, the government unveiled Operation Magnify, designed to target those suspected of using undocumented migrant workers in three sectors, including construction. The Operation involves contacting Construction firms and asking for them to co-operate and disclose data about their current and previous employees and contractors. Last week, we were contacted by a firm based in […]