Additional penalties for failure to evidence eligibility to work in the UK
Changes take effect from April 2018 after which time a failure to demonstrate you have received documentation to provide evidence of an employee’s eligibility to work in the UK will not only result in fines, Directorships being removed and potentially a jail sentence (maximum term – 5 years), it will also now include a bar on the business being able to apply for Employment Allowance.
What is Employment allowance?
Businesses and charities can apply to claim Employment Allowance if they pay Class 1 National Insurance. You may be able to receive up to £3,000 in any financial year.