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Crackdown on unscrupulous employers

Employers hiring workers who do not have permission to work in Britain will face a temporary closure of their firm, according to new details set out by the Government regarding the upcoming Immigration Bill. 

Off-licences, take-aways and possibly mini-cab drivers & operators could lose their licences if illegal immigrants are discovered working for them. They could also face prison sentences, which will rise from two to five year and the closure of their businesses.

James Brokenshire, the UK’s Immigration Minister stated that: "Anyone who thinks the UK is a soft touch should be in no doubt - if you are here illegally, we will take action to stop you from working, renting a flat, opening a bank account or driving a car”.

There are between 420,000 and 860,000 illegal immigrants in the UK currently, according to statistics from Oxford Migration Observatory.