Immigration update: Right to Work rules changed on 1 July 2021
New employees/casuals who are EU/EEA citizens need to show that they have Pre-Settled or Settled status, Indefinite Leave to Remain, or a UK visa (instead of just their passport) to evidence they have the RTW in the UK before starting work.
Showing a passport is only acceptable for British and Irish nationals.
Retrospective checks will not be required for EU/EEA citizens employed prior to 1 July 2021, but casuals starting a new engagement will need to meet the new RTW rules even if they have been engaged before.
UPDATED - Temporary changes to Right to Work checks ended on 30 September 2022
The temporary adjustments to undertake remote right to work (RTW) checks due to COVID-19 ended on 30 September 2022.
No retrospective RTW checks need to be done on adjusted checks undertaken between 30 March 2020 and 30 September 2022 (inclusive). Please see the SIT news article for more information.