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Line managers recruiting non-UK EU/EEA or Swiss national staff

Information for line managers.

The guidance will be reviewed regularly and updated as appropriate. You are advised to check this page regularly for further updates.

Appointing an EU/EEA or Swiss national to a post in the University

There is no change for non-UK EU/EEA or Swiss national staff living and working in the UK or taking up new jobs in the UK until after 31 December 2020.

After this date, if they have not achieved settled status and will not qualify for it before 30 June 2021, they will need to make an application under the new skills-based immigration system, which starts on 1 January 2021.

Non-UK EU, EEA and Swiss citizens can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after 30 June 2021.

Checking the right to work in the UK

There will be no change to right to work checks until 1 January 2021.

Therefore non-UK EU/EEA and Swiss nationals are able to continue to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK by showing either their passport, national identity card or their status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

From 1 January 2021, new guidance on right to work checks will apply. The Home Office states that this guidance will be issued “in due course”.

For more information, see the UK Government webpages on employing EU/EEA and Swiss citizens