Right to Work Checks

Simply put, a Right to Work check is there to determine whether potential employees are legally allowed to work in the UK.

According to non-profit ThinkTank the RAND corporation, 15% of the UK workforce is migrant labour. This jumps up to 27% in the passenger transport industry. With potential jail time and fines of up to £20,000 per illegal worker, this isn’t a check that should be neglected.

What is a Right to Work Check?

These checks are a mandatory part of recruitment. For UK nationals, this can just be a matter of checking their ID documents. As simple as that sounds, it becomes more complicated when you’re responsible for confirming the right to work for thousands of private hire drivers.

According to non-profit ThinkTank the RAND corporation, 15% of the UK workforce is migrant labour. This jumps up to 27% in the passenger transport industry. With fines of up to £20,000 per illegal worker, this isn’t a check that should be neglected.

How can we help?

TaxiPlus can carry out these checks in combination with our DVLA and DBS checks. Utilising our one-stop solution for licensing means you can:

  • Rely on expert advice from our ID verifiers.
  • Be confident you’re legally compliant.
  • Enjoy the reduction in admin tasks!

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Think of the savings!

Outsourcing your Right to Work checks can save a lot of money. We can illustrate this with a simple equation:

Time spent checking documents X number of applicants = Total time spent.

If it takes an experienced document verifier 2 minutes to comprehensively check a normal set of documents and you time this by 1000 drivers, it all begins to add up. This works out at approximately 33 hours, and that’s before your time spent gathering the info in the first place!

Our packages include these checks as part of the process, saving both you and your drivers time.

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Get started with TaxiPlus

If you’re a licensing authority or a taxi driver looking to get started with your checks, please click below to start your journey.

If you are trying to get the relevant checks in place for an operator’s licence or for a passenger assistant, it is a different process. If you give us a call on 01254 355 679, we can point you in the right direction.

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