Workers and Temporary Workers sponsor duties: pre-licence visit to a start-up business—typical questions

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Workers and Temporary Workers sponsor duties: pre-licence visit to a start-up business—typical questions

A genuine and trading business?

Nature of business

  1. What does your business do?

  2. How has it raised finance to start?

  3. Have you started operating yet?

  4. Do you have any revenue forecasts for the next year/five years?

  5. Do you anticipate the business growing and, if so, by how much?

  6. Is the business registered with HM Revenue & Customs for tax and VAT purposes and do you have evidence of this?

Premises

  1. Where are your Employer’s Liability Insurance and Health and Safety certificates?

  2. Do you have a copy of the lease?

  3. Do you have the appropriate planning permission or Local Planning Authority consent to operate your type of business if relevant, and do you have evidence of this?

  4. How many people work in the office and is there sufficient space for them, plus adequate meeting rooms, etc?

  5. If you do grow in size, will there be sufficient space/additional space available?

Working conditions

  1. What are the usual working hours—are these contractual?

  2. [For partnerships only] What are the remuneration arrangements for partners—is there a guaranteed monthly draw? Are there discretionary bonuses available and are there any allowances/benefits—eg pension schemes?

  3. What is the sickness policy?

  4. What are the annual leave entitlements?

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