Guidance

Prevent illegal working in the UK

Guide for employers on how to employ workers that are allowed to work in the UK.

Documents

Full guide for employers on preventing illegal working in the UK

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Summary guide for employers on preventing illegal working in the UK

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Detail

Use this guide to find out:

  • the law on illegal working
  • your role and duty as an employer
  • the document checks you should carry out
  • images of the various documents you could be given
  • the various types of immigration statuses held by people
  • the consequences if you do not carry out document checks and we find you employing an illegal worker

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