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Workers Registration Scheme

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 29 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of A8 workers (a) working in the UK and (b) who have come to work in the UK since May 2004 who have not registered with the worker registration scheme because of (i) self-employment and (ii) another reason. (166977)

The number of approved initial registrations under the Worker Registration Scheme between May 2004 and September 2007 was 715,000. The Accession (Immigration and Worker Registration) Regulations 2004 do not require Accession state nationals to notify the Home Office when they cease employment or leave the UK. As such the aforementioned figure is cumulative and shows the number of Accession state nationals who have registered their initial employment since May 2004.

The Home Office does not monitor the number of Accession state nationals exempt from the Worker Registration Scheme who come to the UK to work. This includes individuals who are working as self-employed and others covered by an exemption in the Accession (Immigration and Worker Registration) Regulations 2004.

Figures stated in this response are taken from the Accession Monitoring Report (May 2004—September 2007) which was published 20 November 2007.