Immigration changes come into force

Implementation date: 6 April 2022

The Immigration (Restrictions on Employment and Residential Accommodation) (Prescribed Requirements and Codes of Practice) and Licensing Act 2003 (Personal and Premises Licences) (Forms) etc Regulations 2022 (SI 2022/242) bring into force the revised "Code of practice on preventing illegal working: civil penalty scheme for employers" and the revised "Code of practice for employers: avoiding unlawful discrimination while preventing illegal working". The Regulations also enable employers to use the new digital checking tool (identity document validation technology) to confirm a person's right to work in the UK.

See Digital right to work checks and Avoiding unlawful discrimination in Immigration rules and right to work for more information.