Immigration Bill - Widening the net

Following the Queen’s speech on 27 May 2015, the Government has now laid its Immigration Bill before Parliament. The Bill implements policies set out in the Conservative Party manifesto, together with proposals in David Cameron’s post-election speech on immigration.

As previously, the drive is in the main against illegal working and residency and those who would profit from it. Immigration Minister James Brokenshire states:

“This Bill will build on the Government’s work since 2010 to crack down on abuse… by deterring illegal migrants from coming and making it harder for those already here to live and work in the UK.“

For the headline proposals from an employer/employment perspective read the full article on our website dedicated to employment law »

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Philip Harman


I am an employment law specialist advising a wide variety of UK employers upon all aspects of employment law and practice, employment relations and business immigration.