Jersey businesses to report on employees' residential status

What rights employees have to work in Jersey will be regularly reported to the government by businesses under a new scheme.

All employers already have to submit manpower returns, but the new six-monthly online reports will also be linked to their income tax returns.

The States hopes to introduce the system from January.

The returns will include employee numbers along with residential status and lengths and hours of contracts.

Senator Paul Routier, Assistant Chief Minister, said: "This new process is an important part of our drive to improve our migration controls, and to secure employment for established residents wherever possible while supporting our economy."

Paul Bradbury, director of corporate policy, said: "While we are introducing the new process we will offer support to employers and provide practical guidance to make the transition as smooth as possible."

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