Clarkslegal LLP - Solicitors in Reading and London

UK Immigration

Immigration Compliance Audits

The Home Office’s regime for the prevention of illegal working applies to all UK employers regardless of whether they have a Sponsor Licence or not. This includes a civil penalty scheme, criminal sanctions and restrictions on sponsoring non-EEA nationals to work in the UK.

If you are a licenced sponsor or you intend to become a sponsor, you are in particular exposed to the risk of an immigration audit by UKVI. This means immigration officers can visit your business premises to:

  • Verify information you gave on your sponsor licence application;
  • Check you are complying with your sponsor duties or are capable of complying;
  • Carry out immigration checks on workers; and
  • Speak to sponsored workers to ensure they are performing the tasks they were assigned the CoS.

Failure to comply with immigration laws and sponsor duties could lead to your sponsor licence being revoked and you may be liable to pay costly civil penalties. This inevitably will cause disruption to your business and could damage your business reputation.

As part of the service we provide our business immigration clients, we often visit client premises to review their business’s methods of conducting right to work checks and provide a detailed report highlighting areas of concern. This helps clients understand which areas they can improve on and gives them the opportunity to correct issues which if left uncorrected could lead to costly penalties in the future.

We can offer fixed fee arrangements in these circumstances; if you wish to discuss this further, please contact our business immigration team today.

 Immigration Compliance Training – Right to Work Checks

 Challenging UKVI Civil Penalty Notices

Our expert solicitors who are based in London and Reading, are fully authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and are available to consult with you in person at our offices, or via Skype or telephone. To get in touch with our business immigration team, please use the Contact Form opposite or if you prefer, call or email us.

T: 020 7539 8000
F: 020 7539 8001