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The Immigration Act 2016 comes into force

Earlier this month, the UK Government passed the Immigration Act 2016. It introduces changes to the law on various aspects of immigration, some of which are relevant to employment. The rationale behind the Act is that migrant workers are particularly vulnerable to exploitation in the labour market, and that such exploitation is an increasingly organised criminal activity, necessitating measures to tackle this as well as tackling illegal immigration.  Regulations passed last week provide that three relevant provisions will come into force on the 12th July this year: