IMMIGRATION AND RIGHT TO WORK

These resources provide guidance on the 2021 immigration system, the EU Settlement Scheme, Right to Work checks and the seasonal workers scheme.

The immigration system from 1 January 2021 ends free movement for European citizens to work in the UK. The new points-based system provides access to work for skilled migrants and requires those employers wishing to employ them to become ‘sponsors’.

From January 2021 employers will need to carry out right to work checks for non-UK citizens via the digital checking service for most new entrants to the UK. There is a transition period to June 2021, for employers to carry out right to work checks on EU nationals.

A decision on the Seasonal Workers Scheme for 2021 is awaited from Government.