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Immigration: Information

Volume 702: debated on Monday 16 June 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What information about life and challenges in the United Kingdom is made available in Eastern European communities for those planning to work in the United Kingdom. [HL3933]

Several leaflets inform migrants from Eastern Europe of their rights and responsibilities when coming to work in the UK, some of which are available in the languages of the target audiences. The leaflets provide information on how to meet the requirements to work legally in the UK, as well as information on workers’ rights such as the minimum wage and health and safety. Also included are contact details of useful organisations that can provide further advice.

The publications are:

Living and Working in the UK: Rights and responsibilities of nationals from the new member states from 1 May 2004. This can be found online at: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk/wrs/workers/

Living and Working in the UK: Rights and responsibilities of nationals from Bulgaria and Romania from 1 January 2007. This leaflet can be found online at: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk/bulgariaromania/liveworkuk/

Working in the UK: Know your rights and how to get help and advice. This leaflet can be found online at: www.berr.gov.uk/employment/migrant-workers/index.html

Working in the UK: Your rights at work. This leaflet can be found online at: www.tuc.org.uk/international/index.cfm?mins=288

There is also an extensive question and answer section on the UKBA website for Bulgarian and Romanian nationals, which covers their free movement rights and work authorisation requirements.