An Indian takeaway and a wine merchant in Hounslow have been named and shamed for employing illegal workers.
Hyderabadi Spice, in Spring Grove Road, Hounslow, and JB Wines, in Alice Way, Hounslow, both failed to pay government fines for employing illegal migrant workers.
Hyderabadi Spice, which is run by Deccan Caterers Limited and based at 49a Spring Grove Road, was ordered to cough up £10,000.
JB Wines, which is run by Jassi Food & Wine Limited and based at Unit 6, Hounslow Business Park, was fined £5,000.
They were among 11 firms in west London and scores more across the country named by the Government on Monday (August 4) for failing to pay penalties imposed between October and December last year.
Businesses caught employing illegal workers face a fine of up to £10,000 per illegal worker if they have not carried out the recommended checks.
The Home Office publishes a quarterly list of employers breaching the rules, which it claims acts as a deterrent.
In its guidance on the policy, it states: "Illegal working has damaging social and economic consequences for the UK.
"It undercuts businesses that operate within the law, undercuts British workers, and exploits migrant workers.
"As long as there are job opportunities for illegal workers, the UK will be an attractive place for illegal migrants."