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WRS (Workers Registration Scheme) - Do I need to get one?


Cardno85 31 | 976
17 Jan 2011 #1
Me and the missus have been working in the UK for a month now. We have been told by one manager that we need to fill in a WRS (Workers Registration Scheme) form and pay the 90 pound fee to keep working. However another manager has told us that, due to the WRS becoming illegal in April (as confirmed by the home office website) that we don't have to.

Are the home office on a push to get everyone registered, and no doubt make some money, before it becomes illegal? Or is it fine just to leave it. It seems mad to pay 90 quid for something that becomes useless in 2 and a half months.

[edit: I am referring to the girlfriend, not me. I know I don't need one. (just for the picky types on here)]
peter_olsztyn 6 | 1,098
17 Jan 2011 #2
one's manager fear

You may be committing a criminal offence, and face a fine of up to £5000, if you continue to employ a worker if: the worker does not apply for a registration certificate within one month of starting work for you

As I remember after much disscusion about pay or not to pay I have decided to register. Reason was that they asked for registration certificate when you want to obtain NIN or something. So do a research ;)
delphiandomine 83 | 17,726
17 Jan 2011 #3
Me and the missus have been working in the UK for a month now. We have been told by one manager that we need to fill in a WRS (Workers Registration Scheme) form and pay the 90 pound fee to keep working. However another manager has told us that, due to the WRS becoming illegal in April (as confirmed by the home office website) that we don't have to.

The WRS is still in effect until the 1st of May, so yes, you need to register.

However, the chances of them prosecuting anyone now for not registering is unlikely, to say the least. As they say - you pays your money and you takes your chances.
BeckenhamUK1984 1 | 1
1 Mar 2011 #4
its not just being registered as to why its important, if you have a child and want child benefit, your registration number will be one of the things required to be eligible for the funding.
OP Cardno85 31 | 976
26 Mar 2011 #5
For anyone that is interested, my company went to their lawyers to check this, and anyone that was employed after the 1st of December 2010 does not need to fill in the WRS form or pay the fee. Just so ya knows.
tofee
6 Apr 2011 #6
Hi, I am very interested in the details on this.

Is there anywhere I can quote on this statement

It is really important to me, if you could provide me with some refernce to this.

You could save me 90 £ and lots of troubles (-;

I would appreciate it very much,

Regards,

Agnieszka please reply to apawlata@gmail


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