Immigration Act 2016: Illegal working offences in force from 12 July

After months of rumbling through the political process the much debated Immigration Bill finally received royal assent on 13 May 2016, becoming the Immigration Act 2016.

Hot on its heels came the enabling regulations which will bring many of the measures into force on 12 July 2016, including those detailed below.

The purpose of the Act, put quite simply, is to make it as hard as possible for illegal migrants to live and work in the United Kingdom.

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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.