Temporary changes were previously put in place to the process for checking individual rights to work in response to the global pandemic. More specifically, it has been difficult to carry out the traditional in-person checks due to social distancing. Measures were introduced on 30th March 2020 to temporarily allow employers to conduct right to work checks remotely. It was anticipated that these changes would end on 31st August 2021 but we now have confirmation that the end date for the temporary adjusted checks will be deferred to 5th April 2022. Further guidance as to the temporary changes in place can be found on the Government website. It is anticipated that there will be a new long term digital solution for right to work checks in the future.
1st September 2021