Undocumented Workers:Written question - 121332

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Asked by Yvette Cooper
(Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
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Asked on: 05 January 2018
Home Office
Undocumented Workers
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many penalties by type have been issued for employing illegal workers in each of the last five years.
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Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 10 January 2018

Information on the number of civil penalties issued to employers for employing illegal workers in the financial years 2012/13 to 2016/17, and for the current financial year to the end of December, is in the attached table. The figures are for all civil penalties issued to employers in the periods shown, as different types of civil penalties do not exist.

Financial yearsNumber of initial penalties issued
2012/131,270
2013/142,149
2014/151,974
2015/162,594
2016/172,933
2017/18 (up to 30/12/17)1,656

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.

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