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Published 11 April 2014
It was expected that the maximum fine payable for employing someone who does not have the right to work in the UK would increase from £10,000.00 to £20,000.00 per illegal worker on 6 April 2014. However, this has been delayed by the Government. We understand the increased penalty is likely to take effect at the start of May 2014 following the Queen's speech. This change is part of the Government's broader initiative to prevent illegal working in which it wants employers to play their part. We will report on its progress and the changes to be brought in by the Immigration Bill as soon as further news emerges.
However, a number of changes to the Points-Based System did take effect on 06 April 2014.
Please click here to read the important changes to Tier 2 of the Points-Based System.