Free movement with the European Union (EU) ended on 31 December 2020 and there are now new arrangements in place for EU citizens. EU citizens who were living in the UK by 31 December 2020 can apply for settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement scheme, provided that they apply by 30 June 2021. With effect from 1 January 2021, the UK introduced a points-based system that treats EU and non-EU citizens equally.
All offers of employment must be subject to the prospective employee providing the employer with the required original documents, or the employer being able to carry out a check on the Home Office online right to work checking service confirming their right to do the work in question. For the employer to be able to conduct an online check, the candidate must have shared their right to work details with the employer using the Home Office service: https://www.gov.uk/prove-right-to-work .