Immigration Bill

Explanatory Notes

Overview of the Bill

1 This Bill implements a number of policies outlined in the Conservative Party Manifesto. The Bill contains measures to tackle illegal working, enhance the enforcement of labour market rules, deny illegal migrants access to services including housing and banking, provide new powers for immigration officers, as well as other measures to improve the security and operation of the immigration system.

2 The purpose of the Bill is to tackle illegal immigration by making it harder to live and work illegally in the United Kingdom. The intention is that without access to work, illegal migrants will depart voluntarily, but where they do not, the Bill contains other measures to support enforced removals.

Prepared 17th September 2015