Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Licensing and Immigration – the Government get serious….

Licensing and Immigration – the Government get serious….

From the 6thApril 2017 the changes to the Immigration Act 2016 come into force via the regulations made by the Government under the Licensing Act 2003.

Premises Licence Holders and managers of Licensed Premises have had the responsibility to ensure that all employees have the correct Immigration status to work legally in the United Kingdom.

The new regulations create further responsibilities for Licensing Authorities and the Home Office. In future all Premises Licence applications, Change of DPS applications and Temporary Event Notices have amended application forms requiring nationality and immigration status to be confirmed by the applicant.

In addition, the Home Office is now scrutinizing licensing applications to ensure compliance with the new regulations and they have power to make representations within the Licensing process.

Chapter Three Consulting is able to assist Premises Licence Holders in all sectors with this vital work, which can have an immediate effect on the usability of your Licence and viability of the business concerned.

Read the Poppleston Allen article Home Office Announces Change to Application Procedure by Jonathan Smith here.

Visit www.c3c.co.uk or call us on 0330 004 0020 to find out how we can help you.