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Crackdown on Illegal Workers

08 May 2008, 17:17 by Fayyaz Afzal

Labels: asylum, employees, illegal, immigration, nationality

In late February new laws came into force to stem illegal working in the UK. The changes to the Asylum, Immigration and Nationality Act 2006 provided for employers knowingly employing illegal workers to be given large fines or be imprisoned for up to two years. Recent statistics shows that in the two months since the new powers came into force, the UK Border Agency has caught out 137 employers. This is 10 times the figure from 2007. Businesses can protect themselves by taking simple steps to verify which employees can legitimately work in the UK under current immigration law.

Written by Fayyaz Afzal, Barrister at New Walk Chambers, specialising in Immigration Law.


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