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Right to work checks end of temporary adjustments extended further Published Date: 02/09/2021

The end date for the temporary adjusted checks has now been deferred to 5 April 2022 (inclusive).

The Home Office said it has made the decision to defer the date following the positive feedback received about the ability to conduct checks remotely.

It said: "We initiated a review of the availability of specialist technology to support a system of digital right to work checks in the future. The intention is to introduce a new digital solution to include many who are unable to use the Home Office online checking service, including UK and Irish citizens. This will enable checks to continue to be conducted remotely but with enhanced security.

"Deferring the end date of the adjusted checks to 5 April 2022 ensures the Right to Work Scheme continues to operate in a manner which supports employers, whilst we look to implement a long-term, post-pandemic solution."

The right to work checks, employer's guide, was updated on 31 August 2021.  According to the updates are:

"Changes to the way those with outstanding applications to the EUSS evidence their right to work and changes to the lists of acceptable documents: a) removal of duplication from list B, group 1, no.5; b) amendment to list B, group 2, no.2 c) addition at list B, group 2, no.5. Extension to the COVID-19 temporary adjusted right to work checking process."