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Home Office extends adjusted right to work checks to 31 August 2021

18 June 2021

The Home Office has confirmed to the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association that adjusted right to work checks will remain in place until at least 31 August 2021. The development comes at the eleventh hour, as full right to work checks were set to resume from 21 June 2021.

The confirmation also covers adjusted right to rent checks, also extending these to at least 31 August 2021.

The further extension follows on from the Prime Minister’s announcement on 14 June 2021 that step 4 of the COVID-19 lockdown roadmap has been delayed until at least 19 July 2021. The Home Office has also received representations from employers stating they are not planning to have significant occupancy in their offices until September 2021 at the earliest. The Home Office appears to have taken this into account.

Confirmation of the extension of the adjusted check process has been published here. For information on the previous extension to the adjusted check process, see our earlier article here.

We will be discussing current right to work check issues in an upcoming webinar on 24 June 2021. Click here for more information and to book.

If you have any specific queries about this announcement, please contact a member of our Immigration Team.

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