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Civil Penalties for Illegal Working

We have received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for information on civil penalties for illegal working for the period 29…

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We have received a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 for information on civil penalties for illegal working for the period 29 February 2008 to February 2010.

  • Number of fines issued nationally
  • Value of fines issued nationally
  • Categories of employment targeted nationally
  • Number of fines issued in the Midlands and East of England region
  • Value of fines issued in the Midlands and East of England region
  • Categories of employment targeted in the Midlands and East of England region

We released the following information on 13 April 2010.

During the period from 29 February 2008 to 28 February 2010, a total of 3,876 civil penalties with a gross penalty value of £38,198,750 were issued to employers of illegal migrant workers found to be in breach of Section 15 of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.  Of these, 675 Civil Penalties with a gross penalty value of £6,673,750 were issued to employers in the Midlands and East of England region.

The UK Border Agency do not target any category of employment either nationally or in the Midlands and East of England region.  All enforcement visits are authorised and conducted following the receipt of intelligence, usually about a named suspected offender, and where all checks have been made prior to the visit to ascertain a person’s immigration status.
 

The above data is sourced from a UK Border Agency management information system which is not quality assured under National Statistics protocols and are subject to change due to internal data quality checking. Figures provided from this source do not constitute part of National Statistics and should be treated as provisional.