Business response to lockdown

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Monday, 23 March 2020


In response to the Prime Minister's announcement about lockdown, Chief Executive of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation Neil Carberry said:


“This evening’s announcement by the Prime Minister reinforces the need for businesses and workers to access government support measures as quickly as possible. With the economy and jobs market in lockdown, all employers can do is stand by their staff as far as possible and reap the benefits during the post-crisis comeback. 


“On a practical note, this latest development makes it an absolute pre-requisite to enable online Right to Work checks as a pragmatic alternative to face to face checks. Right to Work checks currently apply to all workers subject to UK immigration law. We expect government to make this change in light of the lockdown measures.”



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