Restaurants facing £90k in fines

Five restaurants across Brighton and Hove are facing fines totalling £90,000 after UK Border Agency raids. During the raids, nine illegal workers were arrested and taken to an immigration detention unit. The nine men, from China, Bangladesh and Algeria are now awaiting deportation.

“Illegal working has a serious impact on communities, undermining legitimate businesses and taking jobs from those who are genuinely allowed to work. “More visits like this are being planned for Sussex and whilst we’re happy to work with businesses to let them know what checks need to be done on staff, those who do break the law should know that we are out there looking for them and they will face heavy fines.”

– Timothy Reichardt, UK Border Agency