Closed consultation

Employment Allowance: restricting the allowance from employers of ‘illegal workers’

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Original consultation

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This technical consultation seeks comment on the draft regulations to restrict the Employment Allowance from employers of ‘illegal workers’.


Consultation description

At Budget 2016 the Chancellor announced that: ‘Employers who hire an illegal worker face civil penalties from the Home Office. The government will build on this deterrent by removing a year’s Employment Allowance from those receiving civil penalties, starting in 2018.’

This consultation seeks comments on the draft regulations to restrict this allowance.