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Clegg: Penalties on 'unscrupulous' employers to increase

Nick Clegg has said that the coalition will increase the penalties on employers who knowingly employ illegal immigrants:

I can confirm today that the coalition will increase the cash penalties for unscrupulous employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants because theyre cheaper.

Currently, the maximum fine is £10,000 per illegal worker. I've asked the Home Secretary to look into the right amount, but personally Id like to see it doubled ...

– deputy prime minister nick clegg