On 20 April 2021, the UK government confirmed that the concession introduced to help manage Right to Work checks (RTW), during COVID, will end on 17 May 2021*. Additionally, they confirmed it will no longer be necessary to undertake retrospective checks on those employees whose Right to Work check was conducted under the concession (originally proposed this
would need to be conducted within 8 weeks of the concession ending). Whilst the removal of the requirement to undertake retrospective checks will be welcomed, employers
will still need to consider how best to manage Right to Work checks from 17 May 2021 onwards given that many will be still operating primarily on a remote basis.