From the 1st of July, the process behind checking EEA citizens’ right to work in the UK changed. These changes are likely to impact your business and failure to comply with the new rules could result in a fine or even imprisonment. The new rules mean:

– Employers will need to check EU, EEA or Swiss citizens Right to Work online with the Home Office, using a ‘share code’ given to all EU, EAA or Swiss Citizens who have applied to the EU Settlement Scheme. Passports or ID cards can no longer be used as proof of Right to Work.

– For those EEA workers who hold an alternative immigration status, they can provide a copy of their immigration documentation to prove their Right to Work.

For more information on these changes, and how they might impact your business, listen to our webinar ‘Recruiting Legally Post Brexit’.

For more guidance on how employees and potential employees can generate a ‘share code’ download our factsheet here.

For more information on these changes, please contact your local Gi Group Branch or Account Team.


About Gi Group

Gi Group is one of the world’s leading companies that provide the best services for the development of the labour market. Gi Group is active in the fields of temporary recruitment, permanent and professional staffing, search and selection, executive search, outsourcing, training, outplacement and HR consultancy. Thanks to our direct presence and strategic partnerships in the UK and in more than 57 countries across Europe, APAC, the Americas and Africa, we can guarantee efficiency and quick response.

We are able to assist all clients and candidates, and we have developed strong expertise in large and multinational organisations, for which we have implemented global solutions through specialist divisions and dedicated local and international teams. Gi group are ranked globally as one of the largest staffing firms by Staffing Industry Analysts, and we are also a global corporate member of the World Employment Confederation (formerly CIETT).

If you are currently looking to recruit or want to learn more about Gi Group’s Workforce Solutions, please email