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Guidance: Immigration Bill: part 2 - access to services

Updated: Bank accounts: statement of intent added.

Part 2 of the Bill 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