Immigration Bill: immigration advisers and immigration service providers

Document type
Other
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Home Office
Publisher
Home Office
Date of publication
10 October 2013
Series
Factsheet; 13
Subject(s)
Legislation, Minority Groups
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

Download (76KB )

The immigration advice sector has always attracted, and continues to attract, opportunistic and unscrupulous immigration advisers. Parliament recognised this by passing the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 which makes it an offence to provide immigration advice and services without being regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) or an existing qualifying regulator such as the Law Society.

The Government believes that the powers of the Commissioner need strengthening to enable the role to be fulfilled effectively, in particular in relation to the cancellation or suspension of registration, and powers of entry. The current regulatory regime is also unnecessarily complicated and confusing in the way it distinguishes between organisations that charge and do not charge for their services.

Related to Legislation

The Irish Backstop: nothing has changed

Report on the Irish backstop and EU withdrawal agreement

A Second Look: the UK's legal position in relation to the backstop

This paper examines the question of the Irish backstop within the UK's withdrawal agreement from the EU

Judicial intervention in parliamentary proceedings: the question of the unilateral revocability of the UK's Article 50 notification

Report on attempt by Inner House of the Court of Session in Scotland to revoke Article 50

Comments on the Scottish Budget Scrutiny Consultation

This briefing note provides comments on the Scottish Parliament's fiscal framework

More items related to this subject

Related to Home Office

Growing up digital: a report of the growing up digital taskforce

This short report discusses child safety on the internet, and introduces a digital taskforce in order to help tackle the problem.With a mismatch of knowledge, fears and expectations between parents

Young carers: the support provided to young carers in england

This lightning review suggests local authorities are failing to care for a substantial number of young carers. Many of the approximately 130,000 children who are missing out on support are likely to

Growing up north: time to leave the north-south divide behind

Growing up North is a year-long project by the Children's Commissioner for England that will put children at the heart of discussions about Northern regeneration.This factsheet provides an introduction

Research outputs: developing a crime severity score for England and Wales using data on crimes recorded by the police

The Office for National Statistics has been working on developing a measure designed to capture the severity of crimes recorded by the police.This article describes the methods behind the proposed

More items related to this publisher