UK Right to Work and Personal Licence Applications

From 6 April 2017 it will be a requirement that persons applying for a personal licence must have a right to work in the UK, evidence of which must be supplied with the application. Unfortunately if you fail to provide the necessary evidence your application will be rejected.

Summary of New Measures

  • Personal & premises licences cannot be issued to those disqualified by their immigration status.
  • Licences issued on or after 6 April 2017 will lapse if the holder’s lawful leave or permission to work ends.
  • The Home Office’s Secretary of State will be added to the list of responsible authorities.
  • Immigration Officers will have powers to enter premises to investigate whether immigration offences are being committed in connection with licensable activities.

To read more go to the home office website.

You can also read a great summary of how this legislation actually effects personal licence and premises licence applications by Woods Whur Solicitors

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