Brexit and Right to Work checks: What you need to know

On the 31st December 2020, freedom of movement between the United Kingdom and European Union will end. In its place, the UK government’s planned points-based immigration system will come into force. This will not distinguish between EU and non-EU nationals, and is designed to attract people who can contribute to the UK’s economy regardless of their place of origin.

Prior to 31st December 2020 there will be no changes to the way in which individuals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland prove their right to work in the UK, but as soon as we hit 2021, you need to make sure you’re compliant with the new laws.

Access Screening have put together a short article on what changes you need to be aware of, and how to prepare.


Screening candidates allows employers to verify employee information, conduct the relevant background checks and ensure their right to work. Having the right screening technology in place can save your HR team time and effort.

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