Changes to Right to Work Checks
Temporary changes to right to work checks introduced in response to COVID‐19 will end on 5 April. Employers can currently undertake checks via video calls and use scanned copies rather than original documents; however, from 6 April, the Home Office will introduce a new digital solution and guidance will be issued ahead of this date. Employers who conducted right to work checks remotely before 6 April will not need to carry out retrospective checks.
Common Assessment Standard Update
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has become the third Build UK Trade Association member to accept the Common Assessment Standard as part of its audit scheme. IPAF members certified to the standard will now be exempt from completing certain sections of the IPAF Rental+ audit, further reducing duplication for the supply chain. IPAF joins a growing list of organisations using the Common Assessment Standard, and members of the supply chain can obtain certification from any one of three Recognised Assessment Bodies ‐ Achilles, CHAS or Constructionline.
The Common Assessment Standard is reviewed every year to ensure that it continues to meet the pre‐qualification requirements of the industry, and Version 3.0 will be published on 31 March.
AFI members can access discounted CHAS rates which included the Common Assessment Standard. Are you using Common Assessment Standard? Let us know how this is working for you so we can feed back to Build UK.