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Immigrants: Employment

Home Office written question – answered on 29th January 2019.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have had their right to work revoked as a result of provisions introduced in the Immigration Act 2016.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

A person subject to immigration control derives their right to work from the leave to enter or remain and any associated conditions granted to them by the Home Office, not from the Immigration Act 2016. Employers are responsible for preventing illegal working under the Immigration Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 by conducting right to work checks specified in Home Office regulations. The Immigration Act 2016 supplemented these controls by clarifying that it is a criminal offence for a person subject to immigration control to work unlawfully in the UK, and incorporated further safeguards into the alcohol, late night refreshment, taxi and private hire vehicle licensing regimes to prevent immigration offenders working in these sectors.

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