The first Commencement Order for the Immigration Act 2014 has been made: the Immigration Act 2014 (Commencement No. 1, Transitory and Saving Provisions) Order 2014 (SI 2014/1820). There is no known date for commencement of the main right of appeals provisions or the new removal power but some of the provision of services provisions introducing immigration checks for banks and building societies and for driving licences come into effect today, 14 July 2014.
Many of the enforcement provisions on biometrics, detention, bail, children and out of country deportation appeals come into effect on 28 July 2014, as does the statutory “guidance” to judges on the weight to be attached to certain public interest considerations in human rights cases, powers for the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner, application fee charging provisions and more.
I have also updated the Immigration Act 2014 ebook, which can be purchased below. Members can download copies for £1 from the members’ area. I have added commencement dates into the body of the book, a commencement table at the end and added a few additional bits of commentary on appeal rights, judicial review and the human rights considerations.
If you have already purchased a copy of the ebook you can download the new edition if you visit the shop and make sure you are logged in. Your purchase history and links should be displayed at the bottom.