Tougher penalties threatened for hauliers found carrying illegal immigrants


The Home Office is proposing stricter penalties for hauliers found to be carrying clandestine migrants, as part of a consultation announced today (18 July). The consultation proposes changes to be made through the Nationality and Borders Act which are aimed at deterring illegal entry into the UK. This includes plans to increase the maximum penalty of GBP2,000 for hauliers and vehicle drivers found carrying clandestine migrants.

The consultation is also proposing new civil penalties for hauliers and vehicle drivers who [...]

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