New immigration controls that will affect everyone in Jersey are due to come into force in 12 months.

the island's parliament has voted overwhelmingly to back the biggest overhaul of housing and work controls for a generation.

As a result, from July 2012 all people living in the island and immigrants wanting to move house or get a new job will have to sign up to a central database called the Population Register. Only then can they be issued with a registration card that will have to be produced before they can rent or buy property or start work.

The new controls are expected to cost