The following North East shops and restaurants have been fined for using illegal immigrants in 2023

According to new data released by the Home Office seven businesses in the North East have been caught for employing illegal workers and have been fined a collective £145,000.

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

The business was listed in the Home Office documents as follows:

  • Wheatley Hill Store, Max Convenience Durham Ltd, .9 Granville Terrace, Wheatley Hill, Durham, DH6 3JQ. Fined: £10,000.00.
  • Ahad Tandoori – Ahad Tandoori Restaurant (Gosforth) Limited, 78-82 High Street, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-TyneNE3 1HB. Fined: £10,000.00
  • China Garden, China Garden (NE) Ltd, 25 York Road, Birtley, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, DH3 2DE. Fined: £30,000.00
  • Persian Delight, Persian Delight Ltd, 280 Stanhope Street, Newcastle, NE4 5JT. Fined: £15,000.00
  • Montana Rashida Begum Hussain, 195 York Road, Hartlepool, TS26 9EE. Fined: £15,000.00
  • Starline Newsagents, Rezgar Othman, 252-256 Elswick Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE4 6SN. Fined: £15,000.00
  • Vespa Italian Bar and Restaurant, L&R Leisure NE Ltd, Roman Road, Primrose Hill, Jarrow, NE32 5UB. Fined: £50,000.00