Migrants: Employment and Private Rented Housing

Home Office written question – answered on 1st June 2022.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Labour, Stretford and Urmston

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether an (a) equalities or (b) data impact assessment was undertaken before the introduction of changes to a digital-only portal for (i) right to work and (ii) rent checks relating to immigration status.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

On 12 October 2021, an Equality Impact Assessment was completed in respect of the possible removal of the use of physical biometric cards for use within the Right to Work and Right to Rent Schemes, demonstrating due regard to our obligations under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010.

Data Protection Impact Assessments for the Home Office online checking services have been updated to reflect the changes.

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