To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether an (a) equalities or (b) data impact assessment was undertaken before the introduction of changes to a digital-only portal for (i) right to work and (ii) rent checks relating to immigration status.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
1 June 2022
On 12 October 2021, an Equality Impact Assessment was completed in respect of the possible removal of the use of physical biometric cards for use within the Right to Work and Right to Rent Schemes, demonstrating due regard to our obligations under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010.
Data Protection Impact Assessments for the Home Office online checking services have been updated to reflect the changes.