Tighter rules on illegal working

02 June 2016

On 12 July 2016, some provisions of the Immigration Act 2016 will come into force.

On 12 July 2016, some provisions of the Immigration Act 2016 will come into force. These include:

  • A new offence of illegal working, and the power to seize illegal workers’ earnings.
  • Widening the offence of knowingly employing an illegal migrant to catch employers who have reasonable cause to believe that the person is an illegal worker. Punishment increases from two years to five years in prison.

If you haven’t already, make sure that your checks and processes are spot-on.


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