Right to work check update


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The temporary changes to right to work checks, which were introduced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, came to an end on 30 September.

This means that employers will no longer be able to carry out checks over video, or accept scans or photographs of documents rather than seeing the original copies.

Employers carrying out right to work checks on British and Irish citizens will now have the choice of carrying out a manual check, as was the case pre-pandemic, or carrying out a digital check. A digital check will have to be carried out via a digital identity service provider (IDSP), and a copy of the identity check will have to be kept for at least two years after the employment has come to an end.

For further information please refer to our Right to work check update. 

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