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Employment: Vetting

Question for Home Office

UIN HL1499, tabled on 28 June 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that UK nationals will have parity with non-UK nationals regarding in person right to work checks from September.

Answered on

9 July 2021

Employers are required to conduct right to work checks on all prospective employees including UK nationals. From 1 September, right to work checks will revert from the COVID-19 adjusted measures to face-to-face and physical document checks for those who cannot use the Home Office online checking service.

We are currently evaluating the potential for introducing the option for employers to use specialist technology, including identity document validation technology, to support right to work checks. At the same time, we must ensure we maintain the security and integrity of our system in the long-term.

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Home Office