23 June 2010
UK immigration fine for award-winning restaurant with illegal employee
An award winning Chinese restaurant and takeaway in Brigg faces a large fine after a worker was found working illegally during an operation by UK Border Agency officers.
UK Immigration officers visited the China Royal takeaway in Bridge Street earlier this month after receiving information.
The UK Visa and immigration documents of all staff were checked and a 34-year-old Chinese man was arrested when he was found to be illegally in the UK and not entitled to work. The man was discovered to be a failed asylum seeker, and now steps will be made to remove him from the country as quickly as possible.
The business now faces the possibility of a large fine of up to £10,000 if the employers are unable to provide evidence that legally-required checks were carried out before giving the worker a job.
Steve Lamb, regional operations director for the North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, UK Border Agency said: “We will not tolerate illegal working which threatens to damage our communities, and will act on intelligence to target those businesses which ignore the rules. We will also remove people with no right to be in the UK”.
“There are strict rules about which foreign nationals can get a job in the UK and businesses have a clear responsibility to carry out the right checks.”
The UK Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people lodging their applications for a UK Visa with the British Embassy.