RIGHT TO WORK

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All employers are expected to comply with the law and ensure their employees have the right to work in the UK by carrying out the correct checks.

Right to Work involves three simple steps:

  • OBTAIN
    the employee’s original identity documents listed in the Home Office guidance via gov.uk
  • CHECK
    the documents are valid with the employee present.
  • COPY
    and keep the documents securely. Record the date of the check

An employer of an illegal worker who has not carried out the correct checks faces a penalty of up to £20,000 per person.

It is a criminal offence to employ someone who the employer knows or has reasonable cause to believe is an illegal worker - employers can face an unlimited fine, and up to five years in prison.

For more advice on checking requirements, employers can visit gov.uk/check-job-applicant-right-to-work

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CONSTRUCTION WORKER WINS IR35 TAX APPEAL AS COURT FINDS HE WAS NOT ‘TREATED AS AN EMPLOYEE’
Posted on: 24 Jan 2020 at 10:09:18
A contractor in the construction industry has successfully appealed an HMRC ruling that he was an employee, after a first-tier tribunal found he was not employed for IR35 tax purposes – prompting experts to warn about ‘complex’ IR35 cases increasingly being brought before the courts. ...
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Posted on: 23 Jan 2020 at 20:20:58
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COALITION OF RECRUITERS ASK CHANCELLOR TO PUSH BACK IR35 TO 2021
Posted on: 22 Jan 2020 at 15:47:51
A joint letter from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and 14 UK recruiters has been sent to Sajid Javid stating that the limited review of IR35 currently in process will not achieve much change and to delay the implementation until 2021.The letter sent to Sajid Javid, Chancellor of...
IR35 POLL RESULT – CONTRACTORS WILL DUMP CLIENTS ISSUING PSC BLANKET BANS
Posted on: 16 Jan 2020 at 11:20:01
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OFF-PAYROLL WORKING RULES FROM APRIL 2020: FACTSHEET UPDATE
Posted on: 13 Jan 2020 at 10:49:07
The HMRC have released an update to the off payroll working rules.To increase compliance with the existing off-payroll working rules (IR35), medium and large organisations in all sectors of the economy will become responsible for assessing an individual’s employment status and determining whether th...
NO COMPANY CAR TAX ON ELECTRIC VEHICLES, SAYS GOVERNMENT
Posted on: 13 Jan 2020 at 10:04:49
The Government says that company car drivers choosing a pure electric vehicle will pay no benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax in 2020/21.In its long-awaited response to its review of WLTP and vehicle taxes, to which Fleet News is listed as a respondent, HM Treasury has binned the previously pub...