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Right to Work Checks Extended Again

The Home Office has confirmed a further extension on the modified right to work checks as a result of covid; this is unsurprising given the delay in further relaxations to the current restrictions.  They have confirmed that the temporary relaxation on face to face checks made on 30 March 2020 will now remain in place until 31 August 2021 (inclusive) 

Members should also note that the Home Office previously confirmed they have abandoned the requirement to carry out retrospective checks.

Therefore, Members do not need to go back through their employees recruited in period 30 March – 31 August 2021 to do any further checks. The updated Guidance can be accessed on this link: Advice for employers carrying out right to work checks during the coronavirus pandemic.