Platinum Recruitment welcomes the extension of the digital checking for the right to work checks. The end date for the temporary adjusted checks has now been deferred to 5 April 2022 (inclusive).

The following temporary changes were made on 30 March 2020 and remain in place until 5 April 2022 (inclusive):

  • checks can currently be carried out over video calls

  • job applicants and existing workers can send scanned documents or a photo of documents for checks using email or a mobile app, rather than sending originals

  • employers should use the Home Office Employer Checking Service if a prospective or existing employee cannot provide any of the accepted documents

Checks continue to be necessary and you must continue to check the prescribed documents set out in right to work checks: an employer’s guide or use the Home Office right to work online service. It remains an offence to knowingly employ anyone who does not have the right to work in the UK.

New guidance will be issued ahead of 6 April 2022.

If you would like to register with Platinum Recruitment digitally please contact our office on 028 4483 8881 to find out more.