Not before but on 1st July with little to no preparation time for U.K. employers, the Home Office have issued a revised Right To Work checklist for employers.
Revised guidance for the changes required from 1st July were only issued late on Friday 18th June 2021 with employers only having less than 13 days to prepare for the change.
As a result of the transition period for right to work checks ending on Wednesday 30th June 2021, holders of EEA / EU and Swiss passports or identity cards and their family who are commencing new employment, no longer have an automatic right to work in the UK as a result of Brexit.
The Home Office interaction on assisting employers to prepare has been extremely poor. Confusing information has previously been given on the process and interaction of EU settlement status. Very little publicity or detail of required change has been given.
Employers now need to review and implement change to their Right to Work processes to ensure that they have an excuse from prosecution for any failure to prevent illegal working for new employments.
Checks are not retrospective, employees who commenced employment prior to 1st July 2021 do not require any rechecking of document as their right to work will have already been established and continues.
For the new checklist click on the image: