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Delyn MP David Hanson has welcomed the Government’s announcement that businesses must source migrant labour through legal means or face severe penalties.

The measures have been announced as part of the Government’s comprehensive programme to reform Britain’s immigration controls.

The Government is setting out new measures to prevent illegal working following a consultation with UK businesses. Under a new system of civil penalties, employers who negligently hire illegal workers could face a maximum fine of £10,000 for each illegal worker found at a business. If employers are found to have knowingly hired illegal workers they could incur an unlimited fine and be sent to prison.

These measures, which take effect in February, will make it easier than ever before for employers to carry out checks and for the Border and Immigration Agency (BIA) to deal with non-compliance.

David Hanson said:

“The civil penalties announced will form part of the biggest immigration shake-up for forty years.

“Other measures being introduced include, an Australian-style Points Based System to make sure only workers with the skills to benefit Britain’s economy come to the UK; a single border force bringing together the Border and Immigration Agency, Customs and UK Visas providing a tougher, highly visible policing presence at Britain’s ports and airports; and compulsory ID cards for foreign nationals allowing us to know who is here and what they are entitled to.

“It is essential that we stamp out illegal working and ensure that the National Minimum Wage is properly enforced for those that are here legally.”

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Delyn MP David Hanson will this Friday meet with representatives from the Farmers Union of Wales to discuss the agricultural industry in Flintshire.

David Hanson said:

“I am in regular contact with the Farmers Union for Wales and welcome this opportunity to talk with local Flintshire farmers.

“The farming community here in Flintshire work incredibly hard and are important to our local economy as well as being an integral part of our local communities.

“This meeting will be an opportunity to listen to the farming communities concerns on these and other matters. I will press Government on any issues they raise with me and will continue to represent their interests in Parliament.”

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Delyn MP David Hanson met with pupils of Holywell High School on Friday (23rdNovember) to talk about the role of politics and his work as an MP.

David Hanson said:

“I always look forward to meeting with local students and talking about both the role I play and the role they play in politics.

“The young people of Delyn are very interested in the political issues that affect their daily lives.

Earlier this year the Government launched proposals to establish a Youth Citizenship Commission to help develop young people’s engagement with the political process and I very much look forward to discussing these issues.  

“It is important that students and young people are engaged by politics and these sessions are very useful.”

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Delyn MP David Hanson has welcomed the latest job figures out that show a fall of 133 thousand over the last year in the numbers claiming the key out of work benefits, people who are getting the opportunity to find work and provide for themselves and their families.

 

New figures issued by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show an increase of 69,000 people in employment, while the number of people claiming Jobseekers’ Allowance (JSA) is down for the 13th consecutive month, falling by 9,900 in October, and the number of vacancies in the UK economy remains high at 667,000.

 

Separate figures published by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) also show the numbers of people claiming Incapacity benefit (IB) is down by 45,000 and the numbers of lone parents claiming income support (IS) has fallen by a further 9,000.

 

David Hanson said:

 

“These are another encouraging set of figures, showing that work is still the best route out of poverty.

 

“For these people getting off benefits and into work means the opportunity to provide for themselves and their families.

 

“Unemployment remains low in Delyn but we still have a challenge to get more long term benefit claimants into work. That’s why the Government are working with employers to form local employer partnerships which will provide access to new jobs for 250,000 of our most disadvantaged people.”