Fixed Fee Immigration Audit
The Home Office civil penalty scheme for employers introduced in 2008, in practice is very much being robustly enforced against employers illegally employing migrant workers with no immigration permission to work in the UK.
Under legislation this allows Home Office enforcement (previous UK Border Agency) officials to carry out compliance visits at your business premises without advance notification. In the recent years, reports demonstrate that such Home Office inspections are becoming a regular occurrence with businesses being scrutinized in a crackdown on illegal working in the UK.
As a business and employer of migrant workers, it is therefore essential that compliance is of utmost priority given that the maximum fines imposed on your business can be up to £20,000 per illegal worker following current consultations. This is simply not affordable for any business found to be in breach of the immigration rules.
The July 2013 current consultation paper seeking to increase the maximum civil penalty imposed per illegal worker from £10,000 to £20,000 has placed more of an onus on you as the employer to prevent illegal workers within the UK.
SA Law provide a comprehensive “Fixed Fee Audit Service” to give your business the support you need and the reassurance that you remain compliant with the UK Immigration rules:
- Thorough examination and review of your current procedures
- Identification of any practises putting your sponsor license at risk
- Sound advice that is solution focused to meet your business needs
- Expert recommendations to improved our internal process
- Representations during your Home Office visit (if required) at reduced rates
In addition to maintaining your compliance obligation, our Fixed Fee Audit Service ensures that you are able to continue to meet your obligations under UK immigration regulations in future.