David Hanson – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Home Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by David Hanson on 2014-03-27.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many fines have been levied under The Immigration (Employment of Adults Subject to Immigration Conrol) (Maximum Penalty) Order 2008 of a value of (a) up to £1000, (b) between £1000 and £2000, (c) between £2000 and £5000 and (d) between £5000 and £10000 to date.

James Brokenshire

Enforcement operations against illegal working have increased significantly,
with a 47% increase in 2013 compared to 2012. The administration of the penalty
scheme and administrative debt recovery processes have been reviewed, including
with Cabinet Office input and are being streamlined and further improved.

The information on the number of civil penalties levied is provided in the
following table. Data has been provided from £2,500 upwards as this is the
minimum penalty value that is levied in line with the published penalty
calculation framework. The table includes values of £10,000 upwards to account
for multiple workers per penalty.

Please note the figures are for penalties levied at the initial decision stage
which may be reduced, cancelled, increased or reissued at the objection or
appeal stage.

Value of Penalty £2,500-£5,000 £5,000-£10,000 £10,000 plus
Total Penalties levied 5701 2774 1954