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CAMPAIGN TO TACKLE ILLEGAL WORKING IN THE CLEANING SECTOR BEGINS

The Home Office has launched Operation Magnify, a UK-wide enforcement and compliance initiative to prevent illegal working in the cleaning sector.

During the week-long campaign, launched Sunday 6 December, immigration enforcement officers are carrying out operations targeting agencies and service providers in the sector who employ and exploit illegal migrant workers.

The cleaning sector is particularly exposed to the risk of illegal employment due in part to its reliance on transient labour. Evidence based on operational intelligence has shown this has led to the employment of workers with no right to be in the UK.

Carrying out ‘Right to Work’ checks is integral to maintaining the highest levels of security. If an employee has used forged documents to gain employment, their identity, any criminal history and qualifications cannot be verified.

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