ILPA Response to the Law Commission Consultation on the Simplification of the Immigration Rules and Appendix A to the ILPA Response


ILPA is broadly supportive of the Law Commission’s proposals as set out in the Consultation Document. In coming to its response, ILPA sought the views of its membership in the form of a survey and a call for evidence. Where percentages appear, these make reference to the survey responses. In short, ILPA submits that the guiding principles for the Immigration Rules should be clarity, navigability and consistency, especially regarding the interactions between the Immigration Rules and guidance. Above all, ILPA submits that the Rules should function for the benefit of the migrants who must navigate them, and who face the dire consequences for ‘getting it wrong’.

In forming our response to the Law Commission, ILPA has not opted to go through the Consultation Document question by question, but rather has sought to present its answers in a broadly thematic way, set out in our response attached.

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