Immigration update: BREXIT transition period has ended
The transition period ended on 31 December 2020, which permitted EU nationals to live and work freely in the UK. It is important that HR teams are aware of the impact this will have on the recruitment of EU staff in 2021. Please see the SIT news article for more information.
UPDATED - Temporary changes to Right to Work processes will now end on 20 June 2021
The Home Office have announced that the temporary adjustments to right to work (RTW) checks due to COVID-19, which allow a check to be undertaken remotely, are ending. In response to feedback across many different sectors, the Home Office have now stated that the temporary adjustments will end on 20 June 2021, rather than 16 May 2021 as originally announced. The delay to the return to 'face to face' or online right to work checks only is welcome, as is the fact that they have removed the requirement for retrospective RTW checks to be done on adjusted checks undertaken between 30 March 2020 and 20 June 2021 (inclusive). Please see the SIT news article for more information.