30 Jun 2021
18:58
By Gill McAteer & Emma McGrath

Right to work checks: what changes for employers from 1 July 2021?

Citation Podcast
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Right to work checks: what changes for employers from 1 July 2021?
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Please note: this episode was recorded on 30 June 2021. All information was correct at time of recording.

On 10 June, the Home Office published a draft Code on changes to right to work checks for European citizens from 1 July 2021. Updated guidance to employers on conducting checks under the new rules was then published on 18 June 2021.

These updates come following the UK’s official exit from the European Union on 31 January 2020 and just before right to work checks change on 1 July 2021 and it’s vital that employers get them right, as failure to do so carries with it both criminal and civil penalties. But what changes for employers from 1 July?

In this exclusive new episode, our podcast host and Citation’s Head of Employment Law, Gill McAteer is joined by Employment Law Manager Emma McGrath as they discuss the recently published guidance on these new rules, why right to work checks are so important, what new checks are coming into force for European citizens who want to work in UK and the different ways employers can check someone’s right to work.

And if you want to read the full employers’ guidance on right to work checks, you can view the Home Office’s official document here.

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