The penalties issued remain rife and the figures show that the value of penalties during the specified period ranged from £10,000 to £120,000 (the latter penalty being imposed on a clothing business). The figures indicate that UKVI are not turning a blind eye to illegal working.
It is of upmost importance that businesses remain compliant with the law to avoid any unnecessary surprises. The immigration team at Bates Wells Braithwaite is highly experienced in conducting immigration audits, advising on the prevention of illegal working and managing corporate risk.
If you would like to discuss any of the issues raised in this article, please contact Chetal Patel, a Partner in the Immigration Department.
All content on this page is correct as of June 7, 2018.