The UK government plans to increase fines for hauliers found carrying illegal migrants into the country.
But it has been warned the new penalties, which would apply “irrespective of driver compliance with security measures and schemes”, could exacerbate the worsening driver shortage crisis.
The Home Office’s New Plan for Immigration study closed for comment yesterday, and alarmingly for the haulage industry, the draft contains proposals “increasing the maximum penalty, currently £2000, to ensure …
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