Immigration Act 2016 Information

The Immigration Act 2016: Information Sheets

ILPA has prepared a series of information sheets on the Immigration Act 2016.

Information Sheets provide general information only, accurate as at the date of the Information Sheet. Law, policy and practice may change over time.  Information Sheets are not a substitute for advice on individual cases and it is a criminal offence to give advice on immigration matters in the course of a business, whether or not for profit, unless appropriately regulated to do so. 

The Immigration Bill completed its passage through parliament and became an Act of Parliament on 12 May 2016, though the majority of its provisions did not come into force on that date. 

The first information sheet provides an overview of the changes brought about by the Immigration Act 2016 and explains how and when its provisions enter into force.  The subsequent information sheets provide further detail on each of the main provisions of the Immigration Act 2016.  

All the information sheets were reviewed and updated as appropriate on 01 November 2016 after the government issued a second commencement order on 31 October 2016 bringing further provisions into force.

Immigration Act 2016 (1) Overview *updated*

Immigration Act 2016 (2) Labour Market Enforcement *updated*

Immigration Act 2016 (3) Illegal working *updated*

Immigration Act 2016 (4) Right to Rent *updated*

Immigration Act 2016 (5) Driving in the UK and access to current bank accounts

Immigration Act 2016 (6) Powers of Immigration Officers *updated*

Immigration Act 2016 (7) Immigration Detention *updated*

Immigration Act 2016 (8) Immigration Bail

Immigration Act 2016 (9) Appeals *updated*

Immigration Act 2016 (10) Home Office Support and Accommodation 

Immigration Act 2016 (11) Local authority support for families with children

Immigration Act 2016 (12) Local authority support for care leavers

Immigration Act 2016 (13) Transfer of responsibility for relevant children

Immigration Act 2016 (14) Language requirements for public sector workers *updated*

Immigration Act 2016 (15) Immigration Skills Charge

ILPA seminars and presentations on the Immigration Act 2016

We are pleased to give seminars and presentations on the Immigration Act 2016 and other areas of immigration law to non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other community groups.  Please contact [email protected] if this would be of interest.  Below are some papers and handouts from previous sessions we have given.

Immigration Act 2016: Seminar for Lawworks, 13 November 2016

Bail and Detention in the Immigration Act 2016: presentation to AVID Conference, 07 September 2016

Immigration Act 2016 - Paper for the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA), 15 August 2016

Public law problems arising from the Immigration Act 2016, paper for the Public Law Project Manchester conference, 14 July 2016

The Immigration Act 2016: its implementation and potential challenges in Wales, paper for the Public Law Project Cardiff conference, 20 June 2016

The Immigration Act 2016: Detention and Bail, presentation to the Detention Monitoring Group, 14 June 2016

ILPA briefings on the Immigration Bill 2015/16

ILPA's briefings on the Immigration Bill 2015/16 during its passage through parliament before it became the Immigration Act 2016 can be found at:

ILPA also published information sheets on the Bill whilst it was being considered by parliament.  These are listed below for reference.

Immigration Bill 2015: overview, 18 September 2015

Immigration Bill 2015 - 3C and 3D leave, 09 October 2015

Immigration Bill 2015 and Businesses in the UK, 09 October 2015

Immigration Bill 2015 - House of Commons Report Stage, 30 November 2015

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