Brexit and Immigration – Right to Work Checks in the UK Prior to 1 July 2021

    View Author March 2021
    The Home Office has recently updated its right to work guidance, including a factsheet in relation to checks for existing and prospective employees and job candidates from the European Economic Area and Switzerland (all referred to in this note as EEA nationals, employees or candidates). The guidance is intended to inform employers of their obligations following the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020, the introduction of the UK’s new points-based immigration system and the deadline for eligible EEA nationals to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) by 30 June this year.