Housing, bank accounts, driving licences

  • Private landlords will be forced to check their tenants immigration status and not rent to anyone who does not have leave to remain in the UK.

  • There is already discrimination with landlords more likely to rent a property to a white person. BBC News, 2013 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-24372509

  • The introduction of complicated checks and threats of fines will only make this discrimination worse.

  • Landlords will be faced with fines of up to £3,000 if they are found to be renting to people without leave to remain.

  • This will force vulnerable migrants to either rent from underground landlords in substandard conditions or to become homeless.

  •  “landlords will be tempted to take the easiest route and those with indigenous British passports will get priority.” National Landlords Association http://england.shelter.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/760971/2014_Immigration_Bill_Briefing_Clauses_15-32.pdf

  • Immigration checks on bank accounts will force people to use the black market or ruthless payday loan companies who prey on vulnerable people.

  • Immigration checks on driving licences will again increase the discrimination of police stop checks on anyone who is not white. It could also lead to people driving without a licence or insurance because they have no choice.

  • This information has been put together by Leeds No Borders volunteers. It is not a legal fact sheet and as the law is not yet passed, the information can change.

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