Student Working

Student Working

Can Tier 4 Students work in the UK? Many Tier 4 Students can work in the UK. Tier 4 Child students may be able to work up to ten hours if they are 16 or older. Younger Tier 4 students may not work. From an employer’s perspective it is not straightforward to know if a person can work in the UK, although it should be endorsed on the students biometric residence card (The card given to students showing their leave to remain in the UK). Most students that study at private colleges will not be allowed to work at all, except for work placements that are assessed to be a part of their course. The Home Office do have a list of ‘Recognised Bodies’ where students at a private college, WILL be allowed to work. Most university students at publicly funded universities can work up to 20 hours per week in term time. How to check if your student employee can work? Check their Biometric Residence permit (BRP) or Entry Clearance look for these common endorsements: Work as in Tier 4 Rules Restricted Work. P/T term time. F/T vacations Restricted work term time Work limited to max 20 hrs per week during term-time Work limited to max 10 hrs per week during...
The Immigration Bill

The Immigration Bill

A new Immigration Bill was announced in the Queen’s Speech on 27 May and introduced to Parliament in October 2015. The Bill aims to make it easier for the Government to clamp down on illegal workers and their employers and increasing the punishments to both. In summary: Illegal working is a criminal offence. The new bill proposes that wages be seized as proceeds of crime with possible imposition of sentences of imprisonment and unlimited fines. Employers can receive harsher sentences for employing illegal workers, with potential to impose custodial sentences of up to five years. The Bill also proposes an introduction of a new 48 hour premises closure notice where there is no evidence of Right to Work checks having been carried out. Subsequent closure notices and compliance periods will apply for more serious cases. Alcohol licenses will become conditional on not breaching immigration laws including not employing illegal workers. The new Bill, if passed, will have a significant effect on employers employing migrants. There will be stricter penalties for employers that could mean significant custodial sentences for individuals, bankruptcy and the total failure of businesses, particularly licensed...

SUBSCRIBE FOR DISCOUNT OFFERS

Enter your e-mail address below