How to Avoid Employing Illegal Immigrants

Employers across all sectors may find themselves falling foul of immigration compliance and facing allegations of employing illegal immigrants. Under current immigration rules, employers operate under specific duties under the prevention of illegal working regime. Where employers are found to be in breach of their immigration compliance duties and are alleged to be employing illegal […]

Illegal Immigration in the Workplace

As a UK employer you are under a duty to prevent illegal immigration by carrying out right to work checks. In this way you can ensure that both prospective and existing employees are lawfully allowed to work in the UK and undertake the work on offer. Any failure to carry out these document checks correctly, […]

Curtailment Letter (Work Visa Cancelled?)

A curtailment letter is issued by the Home Office to an individual, to notify them that their permission to remain in the UK has been withdrawn. For visa holders, receiving a curtailment letter will be hugely concerning if you intend to remain in the UK. For employers, if a sponsored worker receives a curtailment letter, […]

Reporting Illegal Immigrants (Employer Advice)

What should you do if you establish your business has been employing an illegal worker? What is the process for reporting illegal immigrants? It is a legal requirement on all UK employers to carry out prescribed document checks on their employees and prospective employees to verify their right to work in the UK. The checks must […]

DMS View: Should there be an Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants?

Should the UK introduce an amnesty for illegal immigrants? Whether the UK should introduce an amnesty for illegal immigrants remains the subject of continued debate. An online petition for the amnesty for illegal immigrants is currently live, calling for illegal immigrants who have been in the UK for 10 years or more to be given […]