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Right to work checks – flexibility extended to 20 June 2021

Posted on: May 12th, 2021 by Ginny Hallam

Flexibility for employers to check an individual’s right to work in the UK using scanned document copies was due to end on 16 May 2021 – the Home Office has now postponed this deadline to 20 June 2021.

Now from 21 June 2021 (rather than 17 May) employers will need to either:

  1. View and copy original right to work documents and verify these either in person or via a video call with the new starter; or
  2. Use the online right to work checking service if the applicant or employee has provided a share code.

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This update is accurate on the date it was sent (12 May 2021), but may be subject to change which may or may not be notified to you. This update is not to be taken as advice and you should seek advice if anything contained within affects you or your business.