Right to work’ quarterly penalty reports

If you haven’t cast an eye over at Gov.uk you may not have come across their ‘Illegal working penalties: quarterly totals’ report.

So you may not know that, if you’re found guilty of employing someone that doesn’t have the right to work in the UK, you could face:

  • A five year jail sentence
  • Unlimited fines (up to £20,000 per illegal worker found)

In the first quarter of 2019 alone, the gross value of penalties issued was getting towards £10 million**.

But you can avoid these penalties if you properly manage compliance. By following set processes, and being able to prove this, you have what is known as a ‘statutory excuse’. If you have a ‘statutory excuse’ you wouldn’t be liable for a civil penalty.*

To help, at Embridge we have developed a ‘Right to work’ plugin. It accurately records right to work details and manages time limited checks to make sure your ‘statutory excuse’ is maintained.

Our exclusively developed stand-alone HR plug and play modules let users of Unit4 Business World take out of the box functionality to enhance their current configurations without a time consuming and expensive upgrade.

These pre-defined business processes, based upon compliance and best practice, offer rapid implementation, cost certainty and a standardised procedure. Each of our plug and play options operate independently and can therefore be installed with minimal impact on your existing Business World set-up.

*You can read the details in: ‘An employer’s guide to right to work checks’, and the ‘Code of practice on preventing illegal working’.

EVA Plug and Play Business Processes

Our out of the box plug and play Unit4 Business World business processes will let you:

  • Standardise core processes
  • Conduct real-time analytics
  • Meet compliance requirements
  • Optimise the use of Unit4 Business World

This is ideal for existing Unit4 customers (on version 7 or later) who are looking to extend or transform elements of their current configuration without embarking on a time consuming and expensive upgrade or traditional implementation program.


Our pre-designed business processes based upon best practice will offer:

  • Rapid implementation
  • Cost certainty
  • Standardised procedures

Each process operates independently. This means they can be installed with minimal impact on your existing set up. 


** https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/illegal-working-penalties-quarterly-totals/illegal-working-civil-penalties-anonymous-regional-report-1-october-2018-to-31-december-2018


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