Proposed changes include:
- introduction of a criminal offence of illegal working, with the consequence that wages paid to migrants working in the UK illegally will be seized as proceeds of crime
- creation of a new enforcement agency with the aim of cracking down on the exploitation of migrants.
- introduction of a new offence directed at employment agencies who recruit solely from abroad without advertising jobs in Britain and in English
- extension of the ‘deport first, appeal later’ provisions already in force in cases involving migrants convicted of criminal offences in the UK, to non-criminal cases.