An extension to the pilot scheme restricting renting to foreign nationals has been announced along with legislation to make it easier to evict illegal immigrants.
Details of the pilot scheme to be extended were commented on by me here
The government is promising to "control immigration" and put "hard-working British families first". Its Immigration Bill is designed to support working people, clamp down on illegal immigration and protect public services. Specifically, it will include a new offence of illegal working - with police given the power to seize the wages paid to illegal workers as the "proceeds of crime". There are also proposals to deal with unscrupulous landlords and to evict illegal migrants more quickly, while all foreign criminals awaiting deportation will be fitted with satellite tracking tags. It will also become an offence for businesses and recruitment agencies to hire abroad without first advertising in the UK - a policy which featured prominently in Labour's election manifesto - a new enforcement agency will be set up to tackle what the prime minister called "the worst cases of exploitation"