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Adjusted Right to Work checks extended

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Adjusted Right to Work checks extended

Right to work checks were due to revert back to normal at the end of August 2021. However, the government has just announced a further extension to the end date. Adjusted right to work checks will now remain until 5 April 2022 inclusive.

As a reminder, adjusted right to work checks allow for:

  • Checks to be carried out over video calls
  • Applicants and existing employees to send scanned documents or photos rather than original documents

The government had this to say about the extension: 

“We have made the decision to defer the date following the positive feedback we received about the ability to conduct checks remotely. We initiated a review of the availability of specialist technology to support a system of digital right to work checks in the future. The intention is to introduce a new digital solution to include many who are 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.”

It seems the government has listened to those who have petitioned to make digital right to work checks commonplace. Watch this space for any updates. 

If you require any more information on Right to Work checks please contact me via rianna.billington@birkettlong.co.uk or 01245 453812.

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