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During the COVID-19 pandemic, the government introduced digital ways for employers to check employee’s right to work in the UK because of the difficulties associated with manually checking documents. These arrangements ended on 30 September 2022.
In our February newsletter we discussed a number of proposals that had been put before the Hong Kong Legislative Council (LegCo) for review. In their June sessions the following bills were passed.
New legislation will be issued effective from 6 April 2022 with the introduction of a new scheme allowing employers to undertake Right to Work & DBS checks to use certified Identification Document Validation Technology (IDVT) service providers and the team at Black Mountain will send out further updates once recieved – Source|: GOV.UK
Late afternoon on the 1 April, the Government updated its guidance on Covid-19 and how we are to live and work safely. Not only do these changes coincide with the end of the free LFT and PCR tests, Covid-19 is now to be classed the same as other “respiratory infections”.
Wednesday 23rd February, the Home Office announced that the current temporary adjusted right to work checks is to be extended until 30 September 2022