Brexit and Immigration: Updated Home Office Guidance: Right to Work Checks in the UK from 1 July 2021

    View Author June 2021
    Alongside a last minute extension of temporary COVID-19 adjusted right to work checks until 31 August 2021 in light of ongoing lockdown restrictions, the Home Office has also updated its Employer Right to Work Checks Supporting Guidance. Parts of this guidance were first issued in March of this year (on which we commented at the time) but Annex C of the latest version provides further information for employers on their obligations to EEA nationals from the 1 July 2021, coinciding with the deadline for applications to the EU Settlement Scheme on 30 June 2021. This aspect of immigration compliance has been the source of considerable debate and the new guidance still leaves a number of questions unanswered. Our commentary addresses the key points.