- The United Kingdom will increase fines for employers and landlords who illegally hire foreign national employees
The government of the United Kingdom (UK) significantly increased fines for employers and landlords who illegally hire foreign nationals or rent their properties. As a result, the government will increase fines as follows:
- The civil penalty for employers will be raised to up to £45,000 per illegal worker for a first breach. Repeated breaches will increase to up to £60,000.
- For landlords, the fines will increase from £80 per lodger and £1,000 per occupier for a first breach. The fee will increase to up to £5,000 per lodger and £10,000 per occupier. Repeat breaches will be up to £10,000 per lodger and £20,000 per occupier.
These measures will go into effect in early 2024.
What are the Changes?
The government of the UK introduced stricter fines and penalties for employers and landlords who illegally host or hire foreign national workers. According to the government announcement, these measures will reduce illegal immigration into the country.
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