Information Sheet: Immigration Act 2016 (14) Language requirements for public sector workers UPDATED 01 November 2016

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The Immigration Act 2016 will place a new duty on public authorities to ensure that people working for them in roles dealing with members of the public are able to speak sufficient English (or Welsh) to perform their role effectively.  

The information sheet was updated on 01 November 2016 to take account of the second commencement order, issued by the government on 31 October 2016, which brings these provisions into force on 21 November 2016.

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