We aim to be ready for the 6th April, so we are confident that the solution will be available and deployed to all of our customers by 1st October when the government’s temporary measures come to an end.
However, if the service isn’t available, employers will either have to revert to in-person / face-to-face ID checks for Right to Work purposes or continue to check remotely by video link. In this case, the employer will need to ensure they are in possession of the candidate’s original documents.
For DBS checks, there is currently no need for employers to revert to in-person identity checks.
1. The government must pass the legislation in Parliament.
2. After that, we can apply to have the service certified. This process is likely to take up to 8 weeks.
3. We’ve been working on the platform for the last 12 months in preparation for these changes, but it’s possible we’ll have to make changes once the legislation is finalised.