More than 300 companies in the Midlands have been fined for employing illegal immigrants a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Birmingham Mail report:

Hundreds of rogue Midland firms have been fined a whopping £3 million for employing illegal immigrants over the last three years.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has penalised 328 companies for flouting the law and using cheap foreign labour from countries including India, Nigeria and Afghanistan.

The majority of the companies snared for hiring illegal immigrants were fast food restaurants or hand car washes.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.