Civil penalty scheme for illegal working: draft code of practice

How the Home Office decides an employer's illegal-working fine (or civil penalty) for giving a job to an illegal worker.

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Draft Code of practice on preventing illegal working: civil penalty scheme for employers

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Employers must prevent illegal working in the UK by carrying out document checks on people before employing them to make sure they are allowed to work. This draft code of practice sets out the factors that the Home Office takes into account in deciding illegal-working fines (also known as civil penalties) for those employing people who don’t have the right to work in the UK.

Published 6 May 2014