Changes to EU Settlement Scheme

The latest amendments affect right to work checks for pre-settled status holders.

30 May 2024

The Home Office has announced changes to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) to further support the implementation of the High Court judgment in judicial review proceedings brought by the Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens’ Rights Agreements (IMA).  

The changes involve increasing the duration of pre-settled status extensions from two years to five years. The pre-settled status expiry date displayed in individuals’ digital profiles will also be removed. 

Employers are not required to repeat right work checks for existing staff. For new employees (where an individual holds pre-settled status), the employer can confirm their right to work by using the Employer Checking Service. Having completed the initial right to work check, a further follow-up check during the course of employment will not be required.  

These updates will be reflected in the NHS right to work checks standard.

Full information can be found on the GOV.UK website.