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New factsheet on Preventing Illegal Working

12 March 2018

This factsheet covers your responsibility to prevent illegal working of your personal care workers.


There is a legal obligation on everyone to ensure that their employee/s have right to work in this country. This duty of extends to disabled people (whether you are a self-funder or personal budgets holder) who employ their own PAs. As an employer, you are under a legal obligation not to employ anyone who does not have right to live and work in the UK. Failure in doing so has civil and criminal implications. As explained in this fact sheet. Preventing illegal working imposes a duty to carry out by way of appropriate checks by every employer to ensure employees have the right to work in the UK. The notes below highlights legal responsibilities and sanctions that may be imposed on employers under the Immigration Act 2016. Read more

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