Immigration Act 2016

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UK Government
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The Immigration Act will introduce new sanctions on illegal working, prevents illegal migrants accessing services and introduce new measures to enforce immigration laws.

The Immigration Act came into force in the UK on 12 May 2016. It introduces new sanctions on illegal workers and rogue employers; provides better co-ordination of regulators that enforce workers’ rights; prevents illegal migrants in the UK from accessing housing, driving licences and bank accounts; and introduce new measures to make it easier to enforce immigration laws and remove illegal migrants.


Significance for seafood businesses: 

This is legally-binding general legislation which would affect seafood companies in the UK and their suppliers.


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