United Kingdom: Online checks to turn up pressure on illegal workers
It will soon be much easier for employers to check whether foreign nationals have the right to work in the UK.
The UK Border Agency is committed to simplifying the documents it issues to foreign nationals. From the end of February 2012 we intend to issue all migrants from outside the European Economic Area (EEA), successfully applying in the UK to stay for more than six months, with a biometric residence permit. It replaces the wide range of documents UK employers currently use to check an individual’s right to work in the UK. Checking employee’s details is easier, simpler and more secure.
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