A right to work check is a compulsory, legal requirement forming part of every organisation’s recruitment process.

Employers in the UK must verify that an employee is legally entitled to work in the UK and their visa status and residency to permit them to do so. This needs to be done before anybody is hired to ensure that they follow their legal obligations. Organisations must check applicable documents to establish a prospective employee’s permanent or temporary right to work in the UK.

Our electronic ID verification will present you with instant results and with the unique autofill feature for DBS checks, this streamlines your recruitment process dramatically.

Failure to comply with this can result in fines and potential legal action from the Home Office.

Employers in the UK have a duty to prevent illegal working. By conducting some straightforward right to work checks, they can do their part in preventing illegal immigration and labour, mitigate risks against their organisation and the employees within it, and ensure every hire is compliant, lawful and ethical.

Breaking the law concerning right to work checks can result in:

  • Unlimited fines
  • Imprisonment
  • Blacklisting of your business
  • Closure

Your business can also be penalised if you do not comply with the Home Office guidelines for correct right to work screening procedures.

Every organisation should check right to work documents as part of their background screening procedures and before any employment is made. With an increasing number of worldwide workers, right to work checks are vital to conduct during the hiring stage.


NEW! DBS multi-upload

Seamlessly transforming recruitment information to DBS data

We are delighted that Civil & Corporate Security Ltd, the UK’s leader in Disclosure & Barring (DBS) services, today announced a revolution for multiple personal data sets to be uploaded directly to our system.

No more adding just one application at a time. Using our spreadsheet template, simply copy your own data and upload...instantly!

A UK principal Housing Association Director said: ‘This is Tesla, Dyson and Amazon combined! Such innovation and technology has utterly transformed our HR division where hours are now seconds. This allows our teams to devote more of their time to our applicants rather than duplicating data. It also minimizes errors and speeds up the entire process...utterly amazing! Civil and Corporate were already so fast but this is supersonic now.’

Jackie Thompson, Director of Civil & Corporate Security Ltd stated: ‘By merging the two technologies in an entirely new way, we have modified the DBS experience, especially for our larger clients, allowing HR personnel to easily deal with safeguarding extremely quickly en masse, rather than separate applications. I am extremely proud of our IT team which has worked tirelessly to add this to our portfolio of instant services. Protecting the vulnerable is why we have been an Umbrella Body since the inception of the CRB/DBS in 2002 and we have strived to be the fastest provider for our clients. This has never faltered and, now, hypersonic is an absolute game changer. Our customers cannot believe how simple and rapid this is and can only serve to enhance the DBS process for everyone.’

The Multi-Upload facility is a formatted, Civil & Corporate Security template, able to be populated with applicant data from any other source and uploaded directly to the DBS system, creating individual applications as if entered separately.

Further information:

Civil & corporate Security Ltd support@civilandcorporate.co.uk