EU Nationals: Employment

Home Office written question – answered on 23rd November 2018.

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Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what right to work checks employers will have to carry out on EU citizens during the period between March 2019 and December 2020 in the event of the UK leaving the EU (a) with and (b) without a deal.

Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what evidence of an EU citizen’s right to work will an employer be required to check during the period between March 2019 and December 2020 in the event of the UK leaving the EU (a) with and (b) without a deal.

Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what right to work checks employers will be required to carry out on EU citizens in the event that the transition period is extended; and how employers will be able to distinguish between EU citizens who arrived (a) before the UK left the EU in March 2019, (b) during the originally planned transition period between March 2019 and December 2020 and (c) during the period that the transition is extended for after December 2020.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

Employers already need to carry out right to work checks on EU citizens, as they do with all prospective employees. Current arrangements, under which EU citizens can demonstrate their right to work in the UK by producing their national passport or identity card, will continue after the UK leaves the European Union and for the entire duration of any implementation period.

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