Full guide for employers on preventing illegal working in the UK

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Great Britain. Home Office
Home Office
Date of publication
1 October 2013
Employment, Minority Groups
Social welfare
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Illegal working has harmful social and economic effects on the UK; it undercuts British businesses and their workers that stay within the law and exploits migrant workers. As long as there are opportunities for illegal working the UK will be an attractive place for illegal migrants. This guide explains: the law on illegal working; the role and duty of employers to prevent illegal working; the various types of immigration status held by people; and the consequences of not carrying out document checks.

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