To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2018 to Question 156493 on Immigration: EU Nationals, what consultation his Department is carrying out with (a) employers, (b) landlords and (c) other service providers to test the (i) process by which EU citizens will evidence their status and (ii) usability of EU citizens’ digital proof of their UK immigration status.
An online service enabling non-EEA migrants holding a biometric immigration document to verify their right to work to an employer is already available. This service has been developed based on extensive research and testing with job applicants and employers, including those with low digital skills, and their feedback continues to inform improvements to the service.
Research with job applicants and employers is now under way to look specifically at how EU citizens will be able to evidence their status online in future. We will be conducting research with all potential users of these services – both migrants and service providers. In addition to user testing, as part of the EU Settlement Scheme, the HO conducts monthly meetings with Users and Community Groups, Employers, EU27 Consulates and Commission and a specific group with those who represent the vulnerable.