Nail bar owner in Poulton-le-Fylde issued with penalty after illegal workers found in premises

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“Operations like these allow us to ensure that local businesses are staffed appropriately.”

Officers visited a number of nail bars in Blackpool, Fleetwood and Poulton during an exploitation operation.

Officers visited a number of nail bars in Blackpool, Fleetwood and PoultonOfficers visited a number of nail bars in Blackpool, Fleetwood and Poulton
Officers visited a number of nail bars in Blackpool, Fleetwood and Poulton | Contributed

Here's what happened:

  • A store owner in Poulton was given a referral notice for a civil penalty by Immigration officers due to finding illegal workers in their premises.
  • Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service will conduct a follow up visit with Wyre Borough Council to discuss fire safety concerns with a landlord at one of the premises visited.
  • Safety notices were also served at another store and HMRC will be conducting further enquiries regarding offences relating to minimum wage.
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A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “Operations like these allow us to ensure that local businesses are staffed appropriately and safely.”

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Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.