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Help the Home Office improve right to work checks

Help the Home Office improve the way you check job applicants have the right to work in the UK

The Home Office is looking for employers in the retail sector to trial a new way to carry out right to work checks.

The new online service will be faster to use than the existing ways of checking right to work. It will eventually make it easier for organisations to comply with their current legal obligations as employers to prevent illegal working and avoid the risk of civil penalties.

This is a great opportunity to shape the online right to work service which will become available to every employer in the UK.

What’s involved

The trial will start from mid-November 2017. Those who take part will:

  • use the new digital checking service as part of their usual recruitment and HR processes before it is available to the public
  • provide feedback to help the Home Office improve the new service by filling in a short survey and speaking to a researcher face to face or over the telephone

Speaking to a researcher should not take longer than 45 minutes and would take place no more than once a month

Who can take part

Employers who are likely to recruit foreign nationals from outside the UK and EU in the next few months, or who have employees whose permission to work in the UK is due to expire.

 How to take part

Please email or call Craig Beaton on 07754 597045 or Anne-Marie Grafton on 07905 132642.

Protecting the people who take part

Home Office research is confidential. The Home Office will only ever use it to improve its service, never for any other purpose.