Immigration Act 2016 – Royal Assent

Immigration Act 2016

The Immigration Bill 2015/2016 has now received Royal Assent and will be known as the Immigration Act 2016. The Bill which was introduced in September 2015 was designed to:

  • Reduce illegal migration
  • Protect UK public services
  • Tackle exploitation of low-skilled worker

For more information please make sure you watch the Queens’ Speech today 18th May 2016 at 11.30.

The Immigration Act 2016 will enforce the following:

  • New sanctions on illegal workers and  employers who flout the law
  • Provide better coordination of regulators that enforce workers’ rights
  • Take further steps to prevent illegal migrants in the UK from accessing housing, driving licences and bank accounts
  • New measures to make it easier to enforce immigration laws and remove illegal migrants

If you need advice or are unsure of whether this affects you please contact us directly.

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