Update on Home Office guidance on Employers’ right-to-work checks

Home Office guidance has recently been updated in respect of employers’ right-to-work checks and, with effect from 21 June 2021, employers will have to check applicants’ original right-to-work documents where possible. During the coronavirus pandemic, employers have been able to carry out virtual checks on an individual’s right to work in the UK, but this will not be possible from 21 June.

There is no need for employers to carry out retrospective checks on anyone who had a right-to-work check under the temporary arrangements in place between 30 March 2020 and 21 June 2021.

After 30 June 2021, the new immigration rules for recruiting people from outside the UK will apply. If you require any further information or guidance on this please contact Carmel Sunley.