I have applied via an employment agency for some casual work whilst my small business takes off. Yesterday I received a telephone call informing me that the company who have the vacancies will not accept my adoption birth certificate along with proof of national insurance number in the form of P60 as proof of identity. They then informed me that to progress my application I must apply for a PROPER birth certificate. I do not have a passport or driving licence and as an adopted baby in the late '60's I don't have legal access to a "proper" birth certificate. I have a proper birth certificate it is the certificate of an adopted child. Not only has this request angered me, it has caused distress to myself and my mother. Since when did I need a valid passport or driving licence to work in England in a job with no travel and no driving. Any thoughts?