As part of their sponsorship licence’s obligations, UK employers are required to ensure that all their employees are eligible to legally work in the UK and they also need to keep relevant evidence on their HR files. With the Home Office taking a more pro-active approach in checking employers’ compliance, we know that many businesses are currently being audited by the UKVI Sponsorship Team. The penalties or fines for non-compliance can reach up to £20,000 per illegal migrant and non-compliance can also result in the license being downgraded, suspended or even withdrawn.
To assist sponsors with worksite inspections, Migra & Co has introduced a comprehensive audit service, which includes:
- Tailored service designed to suit your business needs and budget;
- Review of your HR and record-keeping procedures and identify any business practices that may put the licence or the sponsor at risk;
- Audit reports of migrants’ files with recommendations on how you can improve your procedures and systems to promote cost effective compliant process;
- Detailed audit report for future reference.
In addition, we can arrange for an in-house training to ensure that they personnel and recruitment staff are fully aware and up-to-date on the sponsor’s obligations including reporting and record keeping. We can routinely provide detailed advice on how to assess a migrant’s immigration status and confirm their employment eligibility, before and after the recruitment stage.
With ever changing rules what’s right today may not necessarily be right tomorrow and it will certainly be beneficial for the sponsors to keep up to date with the changes to avoid penalties as well as to be blacklisted for non- compliance.
Call us on: +44 20 3384 3075, email: [email protected] or use contact form below and let us help you to get your UK visa right first time!