The Government announced last month it was ending COVID allowances enabling employers to use Video Calls and accept scans or photographs of documents when checking whether individuals are legally allowed to work in the UK.
Discussing the date change from 17th May to 21st June, a Home Office spokesperson said: “We have kept in close contact with employers throughout the pandemic to ensure we are supporting them to undertake right-to-work checks with ease.
“After consulting with the sector extensively, we have been informed that the majority of employers will not be in a position to return fully to the office by 17 May. Therefore we have taken the decision to push back the date for physical document checks to resume from 21 June.”
The Government’s online guidance states the new date is “aligned with the easing of lockdown restrictions and social distancing measures, as set out in the government’s roadmap for England and those of the devolved administrations.”
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