There is a spate of new immigration laws to be introduced in the UK today. All of the measures will be announced at the Queens speech today but one thus far I just saw on Bloomberg is that Landlords in the UK will be required to check the immigration status of tenants.
U.K. to Make Landlords Check TenantsPrivate landlords will be forced to check the visa status of tenants or face fines of thousands of pounds to tackle fraudulent immigration to the U.K., under plans to be announced today by Queen Elizabeth II.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/ma...rb-eu-migrantsDavid Cameron will today make his most concerted effort yet to prevent a stampede of his core vote to UKIP by unveiling measures to stem the flow of EU migrants to Britain, including imposing fines on private landlords if they do not check the immigration status of their tenants.
Landlords will face fines of thousands of pounds under proposals due to be unveiled in the Queen's speech today.
This is probably the classic example of closing the barn door after the horse has bolted.