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Right To Work Check Measures Extended to 5 April 2022

The temporary COVID-19 right to work check measures will now end on 5 April 2022, not 31 August 2021 as previously announced by the Home Office.

The temporary changes allow right to work checks to be carried out over video calls and for job applicants and existing workers to send scanned documents or a photo of their documents to employers via email or a mobile app, rather than sending original documents.

As things stand, from 6 April 2022, employers must either check the applicant’s original documents or check the applicant’s right to work online, if they have provided the employer with their share code.

The Home Office has confirmed its intention to introduce a new digital right to work check solution to include many who are currently unable to use the Home Office online checking service, including UK and Irish citizens. This will enable checks to continue to be conducted remotely but with enhanced security.

For more information or advice on managing employees, please contact one of our specialist employment lawyers directly. Alternativly you can call 0115 9 100 200 or click here to send an email.

Posted on August 27, 2021

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