Right to Work Code of Practice Update

28 February 2024

Know the rules

Earlier this month the Home Office published an update to the Code of Practice for the Right to Work Scheme outlining the new civil penalties for employers  who fail to carry out right to work checks on their employees. The civil penalties have been raised to £45,000 per illegal worker for the first breach and £60,000 per illegal worker for repeat breaches (within 3 years).

The Code of Practice sets out the prescribed checks and the information that must be retained by employers to obtain a statutory excuse against liability for a civil penalty. Further information on conducting right to work checks and employing internationals can be found here on our website under the downloads section (accessible by EVH members only).

If you have any questions about the information or changes to the civil penalties, please contact the Recruitment team on  0141 352 7435 or  Recruitment@evh.org.uk