Immigrants: Employment

Home Office written question – answered on 10th January 2018.

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Photo of Gill Furniss Gill Furniss Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Steel, Postal Affairs and Consumer Protection)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the employer checking service for people seeking employment.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

Employers have various statutory duties to conduct checks on people seeking employment. These include the need to comply with Home Office regulations under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 on the prevention of illegal working, which involve checking specified documents which evidence a person’s right to work in the UK.

The Home Office continues to operate a checking service for employers to confirm a migrant’s right to work where the individual has an outstanding immigration application, administrative review or appeal. The Home Office remains committed to strengthening and simplifying checks to better prevent illegal working, and continues to work closely with UK employers towards this objective.

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