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Higher fines for employing illegal workers

PUBLISHED: 15:12 02 February 2008 | UPDATED: 08:20 28 March 2014

FEBRUARY 2, 2008: There are now estimated to be 300,000 migrant temporary workers
employed in the UK agricultural industry – and fines for employing illegal immigrants are set to double on February 28.

Employers will face a fine of up to £10,000 for each illegal worker they employ.

Local councils, police forces and the Border & Immigration Agency are increasing the frequency of surprise checks to ensure workers have the right to work in the UK.

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