Is nowhere safe from illegal workers?

Is nowhere safe from illegal workers?

Fraserburgh is a sleepy town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. With a large golf club and a recorded population of around just twelve and a half thousand, it’s hard to imagine there would be police raids and arrests.

However, just recently the UK border force did raid a retail establishment in Fraserburgh, whilst acting on intelligence. Officers arrested 3 men in their 30s and 40s, who after investigation were found to have had no right to work in the UK.

If the business in question which employed these individuals cannot prove they performed sufficient right to work checks, the employer could be fined up to £30,000. This fine represents the sum of up to £10,000 per illegal worker found during the raid.

A Scotland Immigration Enforcement representative was reportedly quoted as saying these arrests send a ‘clear message’, of essentially ‘no hiding place’ for illegal workers or their employers. This enforcement representative then appealed for further intelligence and vigilance from residents.

Anyone wishing to conduct right to work and other pre-employment and on-going employment checks, can visit www.safescreening.co.uk to find out what’s required and to learn about software tools that can help.

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