Immigration Enforcement Update

Immigration Enforcement activity… The Home Office published their quarterly declaration for January to March 2023 exposing businesses that have been raided by immigration enforcement officers and later served with a civil penalty for employing illegal workers.    The statistics show that restaurants and takeaways make up 49.26% of the businesses that have been fined, totalling over […]

Know Your Rights: Powers of Entry

Where immigration officers enter a business premises, they must provide a ‘Notice to Occupier’ explaining the powers being used to enter and search the property.   The powers that enable officers to enter and/or search a premises are as follows:    1. Informed consent   Officers may lawfully enter and search a premises without a warrant if the occupier signs a consent form.  The occupier must fully understand the […]