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Home Office's Civil Penalties

Before employing a foreign national, all employers in the UK must conduct necessary Right to Work checks to ensure that all workers have permission to work in the UK. You can be penalised if you employ someone who does not have the right to work and you did not do the correct checks, or you did not do them properly. If your business is found to be illegally employing worker without permission to work in the UK, you may be served a civil penalty of up to £20,000 per illegal worker.

Civil penalties may have strong negative impact on your course of business, reputation and financial position. The Home Office will usually send you a 'civil penalty notice' if you are found liable and will provide you 28 days to respond. It important to seek to challenge a civil penalty in time to avoid potential consequences, reduce the negative impact on operation of your business and improve your chances of successful appeal. If your appeal is successful your civil penalty may either be reduced or removed altogether.

How we can help?

We can advise you on the various options your business may have and suggest the best course of action in your circumstances. We are able to assist you with challenging the civil penalties, drafting specific grounds, and advise you on the relevant supporting documentary evidence.

Please contact our firm on 020 33 75 42 52, via email on info@LSLegaLUK.com or use the contact box to discuss your matter or make an appointment.