Guidance

Immigration Act: part 2 - access to services

Part 2 of the Immigration Act concerns access to services.

Documents

Residencial tenancies: factsheet

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Driving licences: factsheet

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Bank accounts: factsheet

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Bank accounts impact assessment

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Bank accounts: statement of intent

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Home Office policy equality statement (PES): access to services

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Details

Part 2 of the act will make it harder to live and work in the UK illegally by:

  • making it easier for private landlords to evict illegal migrant tenants
  • creating a new criminal offence for rogue landlords, dishonest landlords and agents who exploit migrants and repeatedly fail to carry out right to rent checks
  • ensuring that those unlawfully present in the UK are not able to drive
  • preventing illegal migrants from retaining UK driving licences
  • delivering the Prime Minster’s commitment to require banks and building societies to take action against existing account holders who are unlawfully residing in the UK
  • placing a duty on banks and building societies to carry out periodic checks of the immigration status of existing current account holders

Further information

Evaluation of the right to rent scheme

Published 17 September 2015
Last updated 12 July 2016 + show all updates
  1. New Immigration Act factsheets on access to services.
  2. Bank accounts: statement of intent added.
  3. Updated factsheets.
  4. New Home Office policy equality statement (PES).
  5. First published.