The company has a number of offices in the UK and internationally and specialise in providing corporate services to a large number of clients.
They often have intercompany transfers and hire specialists from abroad to work in the UK.
The company had just been inspected by the UKBA. They looked at the company’s procedures and found that the published guidelines for Sponsor organisations had not been followed to their satisfaction (e.g. not being able to produce documents in a reasonable timeframe, a number of missing documents and a number of expired documents).
In addition, when checking staff who were not subject to sponsorship the UKBA found two illegal workers and problems with six other members of staff (where records recording the right to work process were missing).
The fine levied was £80,000. However, the company had a right of appeal of 28 days and so they employed an immigration lawyer at £1,000 per day. (The total cost including a barrister was in excess of £12,500).
In addition, they were downgraded from an A to a B rating and were given a plan for corrective measures by the UKBA costing £3,000. Total expected cost £95,500.
Even if the fines were reduced after appeal they would still have incurred substantial costs.
None of these figures include any costs with regards to the reputational damage incurred when they were named and shamed by the UKBA or the amount of time spent by the company collating the information.
After contacting uComply and buying our solution uSponsor they achieved complete ‘peace of mind’, knowing that they were ready for a UKBA inspection at any time (announced or unannounced) and that their company’s reputation was protected in the future.
Provide increased Control (SMART Process)
To minimise risk
In addition you will always be ready for an inspection and have confidence that you should pass
After having had uSponsor installed they had: