Guidance

Immigration Act: part 7 - language requirements for public sector workers

Part 7 of the Immigration Act concerns public sector workers.

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English language: factsheet

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Part 7 of the act ensures there is no language barrier to members of the public accessing public services. It delivers on a manifesto commitment for public sector workers in public-facing roles to speak fluent English.

The Code of Practice helps public authorities meet their obligations under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016.

Published 17 September 2015
Last updated 29 November 2016 + full page history
  1. Updated factsheet.
  2. New Immigration Act factsheet on language requirements for public sector workers.
  3. Updated factsheet.
  4. Added line regarding the consultation on draft language requirements for public sector workers code of practice launched on 13 October.
  5. First published.