The BBC report:

Two-thirds of fines imposed on employers of illegal workers have been uncollected in the past five years, the BBC has learnt.

A Freedom of Information request found the Home Office had issued almost £80m in fines but collected £25m.

Restaurants and take-aways incurred the most fines – more than £55m.

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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.