The Home Office have released further information about the changes in the rules concerning Right to Work checks effective from 6th April 2022, following their first announcements in December regarding digital Right to Work checks.
The Home Office are encouraging businesses to move away from manual Right to Work checking approaches stating that ‘new digital identity checking technology will make it quicker, safer and more convenient for employers to carry out Right to Work checks.’
This latest announcement emphasises the need for any organisation not currently embracing technology, such as Rightcheck, to re-consider their needs ahead of the 6th April.
Our Q&A below will help you understand the issues relating to IDVT.
Identity Document Validation Technology (IDVT) is now being acknowledged by the Home Office as beneficial for businesses to conduct digital Right to Work checks. IDVT encompasses several new digital technologies - cloud, mobile, AI (artificial intelligence) and ML (machine learning) that are becoming common place as a means to digitise and automate those processes that have traditionally been undertaken manually.
The technology will be provided by an Identity Service Provider (IDSP) - such as Rightcheck. The provider can acquire certification by meeting the requirements of a new UK Digital Identity and Attributes Trust Framework (UKDIATF).
The Home Office now acknowledges the recognised challenges of manual check processes:
Adoption of Rightcheck’s digital platform, that incorporates IDVT, can not only address these challenges but also greatly reduce the time recruiters and HR admin expend on this vital aspect of recruitment compliance.
The Home Office has only released limited advance information regarding the 6th April 2022 at this stage. Some details have not been finalised by the relevant Government Departments and could be susceptible to change, or delay given certain aspects will need to be formalised in legislation. Please subscribe to our blog and we will keep you fully informed as more details become available.
What we do know about the 6th April at the moment is as follows:
Yes. Rightcheck is already the leading solution to conduct digital Right to Work checks and verify candidates using IDVT, currently used by thousands of recruiters.
Rightcheck are well placed and prepared for these 6th April developments. Whilst details of UKDIATF are still emerging from the Home Office, we have been keeping abreast and involved in the consultation process of developing this new framework. Consequently, Rightcheck will secure certified IDSP status, given our advanced position in this field and involvement to date.
We are also in the advanced stage of developing a new remote checking component to the Rightcheck platform - an integrated ‘candidate app’ with a launch date to be announced imminently.
No. Rightcheck has a clear return on investment that makes our solution at least cost-neutral and in most cases cost-saving. The ROI is based on the administrative time savings of undertaking, processing, storing and managing manual Right to Work checks. Additionally the savings businesses derive from negating the need for continuous monitoring of legislation and the need to cascade updates and continually train recruiters - all replaced by a simple to use, intuitive app!
Rightcheck, digitises, streamlines and automates the process of undertaking Right to Work checks.
Contact us now – we would be very happy to explain more about IDVT and what the changes due to take effect on the 6th April will mean for your business and recruitment activity.
If you’d like to gain access to our ‘Fact Sheet’ concerning IDVT and the changes in Right to Work legislation from 6th April 2022 click here. Alternatively, drop us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our specialists will be in touch.