£10m has been paid on illegal working fines. Do you have your procedures in place?
By Brian Harrington, director in employment law at Lupton Fawcett.
Around £10m in illegal working fines have been issued in the first quarter of 2017 according to UK Visas and Immigration which equated to 681 penalties issued to employers.
The vast majority of illegal workers (502) were found to be in London and the South East of England. 52 workers were found to be working illegally in the North East England, Yorkshire and Humberside leading to fines for employers in our region to the tune of £605,000.
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