Illegal working: EEA and Swiss nationals

Part of Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:00 pm on 5th March 2019.

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Photo of Graham Stringer Graham Stringer Labour, Blackley and Broughton 4:00 pm, 5th March 2019

With this it will be convenient to consider new clause 53—Illegal working: people who qualify for settled or pre-settled status—

“Section 24B of the Immigration Act 1971 does not apply to any work undertaken by a person who qualifies for settled or pre-settled status under Appendix EU to the Immigration Rules, but fails to apply for such status by the time of any deadline put in place in relation to such applications.”

This new clause would limit the offence of illegal working so that it does not apply to EEA or Swiss nationals who qualified for settled status, but failed to apply in time.