More powers to stop illegal workers

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The Immigration Bill, which introduces specific restrictions and new criminal sanctions into the Licensing Act 2003, has received Royal Assent.

The new Immigration Act 2016 will crack down on employers using illegal workers. The Licensing Act has been singled out for amendment to extend authorities' enforcement powers.  Regulations will be brought in over the next few months. The trade will have to wait and see whether there will be any adverse impact on the licensed trade.