Having left the EU on the 31st January 2020, the Government have made changes to the Code of Practice which comes into effect from 1st July 2021. It addresses the way we deal with EU worker’s ‘Right to Work’, which means that the worker’s passport or national identification card will no longer suffice. This also affects those who arrived to the UK from the transitional point in 2020, as well as arrivals from January to June 2021.
From 1st July 2021, workers will require evidence of their lawful immigration status AND right to work under the EUSS (EU Settlement Status) or PBIS (UK points-based immigration system). Employers may need to apply for a sponsor license, access the online checking system and obtain a share code and worker’s DOB. Naturally, this has caused stress for both workers and employers who are still not clear on the changes.
Remove the headache by utilising Futurelink’s Umbrella PAYE solution
Not only will your firm benefit from National Insurance savings, as well as holiday pay and sick pay, Futurelink Group will help to manage the Right to Work for your contract workers. Our PAYE umbrella solution deducts all necessary income tax and National Insurance at source and provides weekly RTI submissions to HMRC as needed.
From as little as £10 a week, the worker is provided with a comprehensive and user-friendly payment solution which includes an online portal, tax-deductible expense provision, pension scheme and other employee benefits. On-boarding of workers is carried out with ease, completed in just minutes. Best of all, the service is free to the agency or hirer.