The Identity Blog

Immigration Act 2016 - new measures from 1st December

Posted by Tony Machin on Dec 12, 2016 4:08:24 PM

You have probably heard about the legislation introduced in July 2016 as part of the Immigration Act 2016 (if not, catch up with our blog here). From 1st December 2016, another part of the Immigration Act 2016 came into force, including Residential Tenancies Measures and Licensing Authority 'right to a licence' checks. In this blog, we look at what’s new in more detail…

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Topics: Right to Rent, Document Validation, Local Authority

The things I hear about Right to Work checks...

Posted by Tony Machin on Dec 5, 2016 10:35:07 AM

I spend much of my time visiting potential customers, exploring how our technology can support their document validation processes as part of Right to Work checks. Most people know that under UK law, employers must conduct Right to Work checks on all potential employees before employing them.

But recently, I have been hearing some interesting statements regarding Right to Work checks which I thought it would be worth exploring...

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Topics: Right to Work, Document Validation, HR

From policing to electronic identity checking: an interview with Gavin Burton

Posted by Sarah Croft on Sep 20, 2016 10:13:03 AM

In this blog, I talk to Gavin Burton who has recently joined TrustID as our Strategic Development Director. With a background in the Metropolitan Police, he shares his views on the changing face of crime and how scanning can best protect businesses as well as explaining his role in the team.

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Topics: News, Document Validation

How we protect our business from illegal workers

Posted by Guest Blogger on Aug 11, 2016 1:28:29 PM

With the number of fake passports seized at UK borders reaching a five-year high and high-profile stories of ‘illegal workers’ hitting the press, such as the recent tale of Byron Burgers, many companies may be concerned about their own screening and on-boarding process.

In our first ‘guest blog’, Abbie Pullman, Head of Talent Management at Off to Work, the UK’s leading event staffing solutions, consultancy, recruitment and training academy, shares her ‘Top 10 Tips’ for protecting a business from the risks of illegal workers…

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Topics: Right to Work, Document Validation

How will the Immigration Act 2016 affect you?

Posted by Tony Machin on Jul 7, 2016 9:45:26 AM


As part of the ongoing Government push to deter and tackle illegal working, the latest legislation targeting businesses that employ migrants illegally received royal assent on 12th May 2016. It’s now known as the Immigration Act 2016 and the first measures are due to come into force on 12th July. But how will your business be affected?

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Topics: Right to Work, News, Document Validation