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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

Updated Code of Practice on Preventing Illegal Working


Date: 31-Jan-2019

Employers have a key role to play in preventing illegal working in the UK. They do this by carrying out right to work checks on people before employing them, to make sure they are allowed to do the work in question.

This code of practice sets out the prescribed checks that employers should conduct to avoid a civil penalty in the event of illegal working and the factors that the Home Office takes into account when determining the amount of any penalty issued.

The main change from the previous is that an employer may rely on the Home Office’s online service to prove that it properly checked a person’s right to work in the UK (see pages 18 and 19 of the updated Code of Practice).

The updated code of practice came into effect on 28 January 2019.

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