THREE businesses have been fined tens of thousands of pounds after they were found to be employing illegal workers.

The businesses have been listed in the Government's quarterly round-up of companies that have had penalties issued for the use of illegal workers.

According to the data - which is updated every three months - a takeaway, restaurant, and car wash in the Bradford district and its surrounding areas have been penalised.

Euro Fried Chicken, of Legrams Lane in Lidget Green, was fined £10,000.

Saba Thai Restaurant Limited, of Houghton Place in Bradford city centre, was fined £15,000.

Flush Garage, of PK Global on Wakefield Road in Heckmondwike, was fined £15,000. The liable party is Flush Petroleum Limited.

The Home Office releases the data into the public record four times per year, and the latest data relates to the period of July 1 to September 30, 2023.

According to the Government, there can be severe penalties for employing individuals who do not have the right to work. says: "You can be sent to jail for 5 years and pay an unlimited fine if you’re found guilty of employing someone who you knew or had ‘reasonable cause to believe’ did not have the right to work in the UK."