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Undocumented Workers

Home Office written question – answered on 24th June 2016.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Party Chair, Co-operative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many employers received (a) one, (b) between two and four and (c) more than five fixed penalty fines for illegally employing immigrants in each of the last seven years.

Photo of James Brokenshire James Brokenshire Minister of State (Home Office) (Security and Immigration)

The information provided refers to civil penalties for illegal working served to employers and is included in the table below.

Civil penalties for illegal working issued to employers
Employers issued 1 penalty in yearEmployers issued 2 - 4 penalties in year Employers issued 5+ penalties in yearTOTAL penalties issued (matches certified data)
2009/10216717202339
2010/11178811101899
2011/1212915001341
2012/1312304001270
2013/1420469852149
2014/15184712251974
2015/162328220462594

The data provided is for initial penalties only and penalties may have been reduced or cancelled at the objection or appeal stage.

N.B The data provided is sourced from a Home Office management information system which is not quality assured under National Statistics protocols.

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