Right to Work changes end on 20 June
Temporary changes to right to work checks introduced during the pandemic are still scheduled to end this Sunday, 20 June. After this date, employers must resume face‐to‐face checks, in place of video calls, and scanned copies will no longer be accepted instead of original documents.
The following temporary changes were made on 30 March 2020 and remain in place until 20 June 2021 (inclusive):
- checks can currently be carried out over video calls
- job applicants and existing workers can send scanned documents or a photo of documents for checks using email or a mobile app, rather than sending originals
- employers should use the Employer Checking Service if a prospective or existing employee cannot provide any of the accepted documents
Checks continue to be necessary and you must continue to check the prescribed documents set out in right to work checks: an employer’s guide or use the online right to work checking service. It remains an offence to knowingly employ anyone who does not have the right to work in the UK.
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