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New code of practice on preventing illegal working

A new code of practice on illegal working will apply from 6 April 2022.

8 March 2022

The Home Office has published a new code of practice on preventing illegal working. The code will outline how the Home Office will determine the amount of the civil penalty for employing an illegal worker.

Employers will need to be aware of the code of practice, which will take effect on 6 April 2022, and impact on recruitment and right to work checks.

What is the code of practice?

The code of practice on preventing illegal working details how employers can establish a statutory excuse for right to work checks, explains how a civil penalty is determined, calculated and administered.

How can I establish a candidates right to work in the UK?

The NHS Employers right to work check standard explains in detail how employers can establish a candidate has the legal right and permission to work in the UK.

Further information can also be found in the employment checks FAQs section