08.05.2013 – Another Immigration Bill announced in the Queen’s speech today marks a further crackdown aimed at persons from abroad living in the UK. The full details will follow once the Bill has been published but the measures it is expected to contain will include:
- Requiring landlords to maintain records to check the immigration status of tenants
- Increasing penalties on employers employing persons without proper status papers
- Measures to prevent persons without status access to NHS treatment
- Measures to restrict the right of appeal against deportation
These changes will potentially affect letting agents, GP surgeries, small business employers and others whose primary aim is not to be responsible for regulating immigration control.