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Right to Work checks

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The government has announced, as expected, that the COVID-19 adjusted right to work check process will remain in place until 20 June 2021 (previously 16 May 2021). It enables employers to carry out right to work checks over video calls (rather than in person), and allows job applicants to send scanned copies of identity documents (rather than provide originals).

The guidance also states that employers will not have to carry out retrospective checks, i.e. will not have to request copies of original documents from those engaged in the last 15 months, once the adjusted right to work checks end.

This new date is the planned date for bringing in step four of the Government’s roadmap.

See the full guidance.