UK government starts using premises license to detect illegal workers

UK government starts using premises license to detect illegal workers

Since 6 April 2017, UK immigration officers have been enjoying their new powers in which they could refuse to grant a license to applicants who do not have legal permission to be or work in the country. Through this, the UK Home Office and Immigration Enforcement will be able to determine illegal immigrants by simply scouring unlicensed liquor store shops across the country.

Speak to one of our ICCRC-regulated UK migration consultants to understand how these changes will affect your visa application.
 
 This also includes establishments that sell late-night refreshments including bars, clubs, and restaurants. Before the licence is granted, the local council—the primary unit of government that issues premises licence—will now have to consult not only the police but also the Home Office. Therefore, the approval of permit now lies in the hands of the country’s immigration bureau.
 

This also includes establishments that sell late-night refreshments including bars, clubs, and restaurants.

 

“Illegal working cheats the taxpayer, has a negative impact on the wages of lawful workers and allows rogue employers to undercut legitimate businesses,” Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill said in a statement published by the UK government on its website. “These new measures will allow us to work more effectively with licensing authorities and the police to prevent illegal working in a high-risk sector and take the action needed against businesses flouting immigration laws.”

Behind the move is the rising number of illegal immigrants working in the service sector such as hotels, restaurants, resorts, and other establishments that offer leisure and recreation service. In the last tally recorded by the government in February of this year, at least 60 percent of all civil penalties in the country for illegal employment were issued in these industries.
 
The new measure applies only to England and Wales but will cover Northern Ireland and Scotland in 2018.

 

Speak to one of our ICCRC-regulated UK migration consultants to understand how these changes will affect your visa application. You can also take the free online assessment to determine your eligibility for obtaining a work visa to the UK.
 

 

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