CPL Training releases right-to-work validation service

By Georgina Townshend

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Useful resource: launch of tool to help businesses prove a person’s identity and right to work status
Useful resource: launch of tool to help businesses prove a person’s identity and right to work status
Pubs will now be able to use a tool that enables them to validate documents to prove a person’s identity and right-to-work status.

CPL Training has announced the immediate launch of its PeopleSearch tool – “one of the most important products it has ever launched”.

Its introduction is aimed at safeguarding businesses against Home Office regulations, ensuring that right to work checks are undertaken “lawfully, efficiently and without error”.

Accessed via a web link, PeopleSearch validates an individual’s right to work entitlement by enabling employers to enter personal details, upload ID documents, verify document authenticity, and confirm if the details relate to the person in question.

Difficult for companies

Ahead of the launch, CPL Training chief executive Daniel Davies said it was difficult for companies, especially within licensed retail and hospitality, to ensure that each employee is entitled to work in the UK.

“Without a sustainable and reliable solution in place, it doesn’t matter how rigorous your due diligence procedures are, because it’s not always enough to escape Home Office penalties,” he said.

“This is precisely why we decided to develop the PeopleSearch database, which is one of the most important products we have ever launched.

“By using this new system, businesses can validate an individual’s right to work status in an instant – saving valuable time and safeguarding your compliance with UK law.”

Confidence and reassurance

The tool screens details against a host of cloud-stored data, which is sourced securely from an accredited partner, to produce a ‘pass’ or ‘fail’ result instantly.

Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers chief executive Kate Nicholls said: "This is a very useful resource that will provide employers with the confidence and reassurance they need when employing non-UK workers. This is particularly relevant to the UK's eating and drinking out sector which is so reliant on non-UK talent.

"PeopleSearch will provide employers with peace of mind; particularly useful at this time of political and economic uncertainty regarding Brexit and the ongoing debate regarding the status of non-UK employees."

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