Join Public Law Project and the3million for a discussion addressing the issues and implications of a new law preventing all UK migrants from using their residence permits to prove their right to rent or work in the UK.

Worryingly, the law has avoided robust parliamentary debate and was laid before parliament in March 2022 via secondary legislation, in the form of a Statutory Instrument (‘SI’): the Immigration (Restrictions on Employment and Residential Accommodation) (Prescribed Requirements and Codes of Practice) and Licensing Act 2003 (Personal and Premises Licences) (Forms), etc., Regulations 2022.

From 6 April 2022, the changes will mean that all migrants in the UK must prove their lawful status to rent or work via a digital system and will no longer be able to use their biometric residence permit or card. This presents a real risk to those without the internet or digital devices and could leave thousands disadvantaged.

Read Alexandra Sinclair in Free Movement for more on our concerns


  • Chair: Anna Sereni, Policy and Parliamentary Officer, Public Law Project
  • Alexandra Sinclair, Research Fellow in Brexit and Statutory Instruments, Public Law Project
  • Luke Piper, Head of Policy & Advocacy, the3million
  • Bijan Hoshi, Lead Lawyer, Public Law Project

Who this event is for?

Academics and researchers working on immigration and migrants rights; policy people in NGOs concerned with immigration or who might supporting people; community groups; and lawyers involved in immigration and public law.

Delivery and ticketing

The event is free to attend and will be delivered online over Zoom.

It will be recorded for attendees to access after the event. [If you would not like to be identified during the meeting or thereafter, we advise you attend anonymously and keep your camera turned off for the duration of the event. You will still be able to access the Q&A via the chat function]

Book a place

Bookings are closed for this event.