Right To Work Checks Are Changing

Important changes to how employers and recruitment agencies can undertake right to work checks are going to be effective from 30 September 2022.  This effects all job seekers who need to have their right to work in the UK checked before they can undertake a new role. During COVID, the government adjusted their rules to […]

Home Office Is Latest Public Sector Body With IR35 Failings

Following hot on the heels of the DWP, yet another large public sector body has been found to have IR35 failings – this time it’s the Home Office. Their implementation of the off-payroll legislation was reviewed by HMRC who found a number of instances where the IR35 status of contractors was incorrectly assessed.  The Home […]

Right to Work Check Reversal Delayed AGAIN

The government has confirmed that they will delay the reintroduction of in-person right to work checks to 1 September 2021, instead of their previous effective date of 21 June 2021.  In an update to the guidance, the Home Office said that the new date for reintroducing in-person checks was “in order to allow sufficient time […]

Right to Work Check Reversal Delayed

We previously reported that employers would need to revert back to checking workers’ physical documents when conducting right to work checks, despite the fact that digital checks have proven effective during the last year.  However temporary changes to allow digital checks were only temporary, and were only introduced due to the pandemic. The government has […]

Right To Work Checks Go Backwards

In a surprise move, the Home Office has stipulated that employers must revert back to checking *original* documents when confirming employees’ right to work in the UK.  Due to the pandemic, temporary changes were introduced last year to checks to be carried out over video calls. From 17 May 2021 employers must check the prescribed […]