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January 5, 2022

UK to launch permanent, digital Right to Work checking process in April 2022

The UK government announced that it will introduce a new, permanent digital process for conducting Right to Work checks on April 6, 2022. As of that date, UK employers will be able to use Home Office online services or certified Identity Service Providers (IDSP) to conduct digital identity checks for job applicants and confirm their ability to work lawfully in the UK. The UK Government’s decision to move toward a permanent, digital process for Right to Work checks follows widespread positive feedback from stakeholders, and an independent review by the UK Home Office of the temporary measures put into place during the pandemic permitting UK employers to conduct Right to Work checks virtually.

A Tax Alert prepared by EY's People Advisory Services group, and attached below, provides additional details.


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