Bosses who hire migrants illegally will face fines of up to £60,000 per employee, while homeowners who rent a room to an illegal immigrant will face maximum fines of £5,000 under new measures announced today.
Britons who fail to check whether a foreign national lodger has the ‘right to rent’ in this country will see fines spiral more than 60-fold.
Meanwhile, a crackdown on illegal working will pile more pressure on businesses to check whether a member of staff has the right to work in Britain.
Immigration minister Robert Jenrick said: ‘Making it harder for illegal migrants to work and operate in the UK is vital to deterring dangerous, unnecessary small boat crossings.
‘Unscrupulous landlords and employers who allow illegal working and renting enable the business model of the evil people smugglers to continue.