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Immigration status checks on bank accounts

Legal Updates

As further measures of the Hostile Environment (or “Compliance Environment” in the Home Office’s rebranding) come into force, we look at the background to immigration checks on bank accounts, who is affected, and what people should do if they are wrongly told they are not entitled to an account.

Update: in May 2018, the Home Office announced that immigration checks on bank accounts are to be suspended in the wake of the Windrush scandal.

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