The Home Office has awarded New Asylum Accommodation and Support Services Contracts (AASC) following an open and fair procurement exercise.
After successful private pilots of the system, the next testing phase of the EU Settlement Scheme is now opening more widely.
Employers will be able to rely on an online Right to Work Checking Service to demonstrate compliance with illegal working legislation.
Its closure is part of the Home Office’s response to the Stephen Shaw review.
It will be easier and more convenient to apply for citizenship or to stay in the UK for study or work.
Millions more people will be able to use ePassport gates as they arrive in the UK, under plans announced in the Budget on 29 October 2018.
Grant funding of up to £9 million will be available to ensure EU citizens needing additional support get help in obtaining their settled status.
The consultation for the Windrush compensation scheme will now close on 16 November 2018 to ensure that everyone who wants to is able to contribute.
The second phase will include staff in the higher education, health and social care sectors.
The Home Secretary has proposed reforms to British citizenship including tougher English language requirements and changes to the Life in the UK test.