Physical Right to Work checks could delay thousands of people getting back into work every day.
The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has warned that thousands of people could be delayed in getting back to work if the Home Office does not continue with digitally conducting Right to Work Checks.
Digital RTW Checks were introduced in March 2020 at the start of the pandemic and have allowed employers to hire new staff without the need to meet them in person to check documents.
However, the Home Office has reversed this change and as of June 21st, all RTW Checks are to be conducted in person. The REC has determined that this could potentially delay over 300,000 people a week in starting work.
The REC has written to the Home Office urging them to extend the digital RTW checks until a more permanent digital solution is in place, or at the very least until all restrictions are lifted.
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