Following the delay in the easing of lockdown restrictions, the Government has confirmed that temporary changes to right to work checks will now end on 31 August 2021. After this date, employers must revert to face‐to‐face checks, in place of video calls, and scanned copies will no longer be accepted instead of original documents.
There has been no change to the deadline for the EU Settlement Scheme and applications must be submitted by Wednesday 30 June. There is a pack for employers containing a range of resources that can be shared with employees from the EU or EEA who were living in the UK before 31 December 2020 to help them apply.
The Home Office is hosting a free industry webinar on the Points‐Based Immigration System next Monday 28 June from 11:00am ‐ 12:00pm which is open to all FIS members. Build UK has also published an easy‐to‐follow flowchart on employing foreign workers which members may find useful.