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A Letter from Mr. Martin Green
19th November 2012

Dear colleagues, I am writing to highlight a major issue faced by care providers employing non-EEA staff. The UK Border Agency is conducting unannounced audits across the country targeting the care sector and other businesses. Many care providers have already been faced with civil penalties of £10,000 for each migrant who does not have the right to work in the UK and possible imprisonment of up to 2 years for care home owners. This has been recently highlighted in the mainstream media where Tesco was fined £200,000 for employing illegal migrants.

Legal challenge to immigration “caps”: Call for Early Day Motion in Parliament
16th October 2010

Aston Brooke Solicitors reported last week that it has initiated a judicial review against the Secretary of State’s decision to implement interim limits on behalf of the English Community Care Association (ECCA) which is the largest representative body for community care in England and working on behalf of small, medium and large providers who employ thousands of students, work permit and Tier 2 holders. The application for judicial review has been lodged by Aston Brooke and the firm is now campaigning for an Early Day Motion in Parliament.

New Interim Limits: Ministers face High Court battle to immigration “caps”
26 September 2010

Aston Brooke Solicitors has been at the forefront of protecting the interests of the social care sector. This was first tested when Aston Brooke brought a judicial review against the Secretary of State’s decision to refuse all senior care work permits in 2007 leading to the deportation of hundreds of overseas migrants. Aston Brooke was successful when the Secretary of State agreed to introduce transitional measures for senior skilled carers which are still in place today under Tier 2 of the points based system.

Student Visa and Tier 4 migrants: Register to represent your case to the UKBA in support of the legal challenge to immigration “caps”
2nd October 2010

Aston Brooke Solicitors reported last week that it has initiated a judicial review against the Secretary of State’s decision to implement interim limits on behalf of the English Community Care Association (ECCA) which is the largest representative body for community care in England and working on behalf of small, medium and large providers who employ thousands of students, work permit and Tier 2 holders.