|Mon 6th Sep 2021|
Post-Brexit Right to Work
EU workers’ rights
On Tuesday 31 August, the Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA) released an announcement and links from the Home Office regarding the checking of EU workers right to work following Brexit:
The temporary provisions in place to allow for manual right to work checks to be completed remotely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic were due to end on 31 August 2021.
These adjusted right to work checks will now be extended to 5 April 2022.
These adjustments mean that for carrying out manual right to work checks:
• checks can currently be carried out over video calls
• job applicants and existing workers can send scanned documents or a photo of documents for checks using email or a mobile app, rather than sending originals
• employers should use the Employer Checking Service if a prospective or existing employee cannot provide any of the accepted documents
Checks continue to be necessary and you must continue to check the prescribed documents set out in right to work checks: an employer’s guide or use the online right to work checking service.
It remains an offence to knowingly employ anyone who does not have the right to work in the UK.