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Category: Civil Penalties for Clandestine Entrants / Border Force

The Prevention of Clandestine Entrants – Installing an Effective System to Avoid Costly Civil Penalties.

Most international hauliers are aware that they may be hit with high Civil Penalties if one of their drivers brings Clandestine Entrants into the United Kingdom. With both the driver and the haulier each facing fines of up to £2,000 per clandestine immigrant, the total amount which a haulier may […]

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A Disturbing Trend: The EU Truck Drivers Being Refused Entry to the UK

See also:  Clandestine Entrants & Challenging Civil Penalties A disturbing and potentially unlawful practice appears to have arisen at some British ports in recent years. In some rare cases, truck drivers are being permanently refused entry to the UK by the UK Border Force, even though they are EU nationals […]

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How Safe is the Food in your Fridge?

  Guest Article:  By Rob Hardy, Operations Director and BREXIT Consultant at Oakland Invicta Ltd https://www.contaminatedload.com/, 44 (0)7487 256 543       The Calais migrant situation started 20 years ago. It reached its peak in 2016 when there were around 10,000 migrants at the infamous Calais Jungle.  The shanty town has gone but the risk […]

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Newsletter – May 2017 – Migrant Fines, Truck Seizures and Criminal Defence

  Our May 2017 Newsletter is now out! In this edition we focus on hauliers from Belgium and the Netherlands, including:   Migrant Fines (civil penalties for clandestine entrants) Truck Seizures (and how to get them back) Criminal Defence (know who to call!) Full newsletter here:  Newsletter – Smith Bowyer […]

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Fines for Carrying Illegal Immigrants in Your Truck – 6 Things You Need to Know

  Fines for carrying illegal immigrants in your truck, also known as “Civil Penalties for Clandestine Entrants” are a big problem for hauliers sending loads into the UK. We look at what they are, how to challenge them, and what you can do to avoid them in the future.   […]

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Truck Seized in the UK? Fear Not – You Can Get it Back

  Having a truck seized by the UK authorities can be a nightmare. Earnings can be hit hard and in some circumstances the vehicle is permanently lost, with no insurance pay out.   The good news is seized trucks can be recovered! With no “one size fits all approach” you […]

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5 Challenges Facing Dutch & Belgian Hauliers Operating Trucks in the UK (And How to Overcome Them)

Dutch and Belgian trucks carry a large percentage of all the goods that enter the UK each year by road. Without this vital trade, the UK economy would very quickly run into trouble. Transport companies in the Netherlands and Belgium are some of the most advanced and legally compliant anywhere […]

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Cabotage Operations and Recovering Detained Vehicles

Brexit:  A Game Changer Following Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, there has unsurprisingly been much debate in the media and among politicians and the public on what the future trade arrangements between Britain and the EU will look like. These predictions typically range from dire warnings of onerous tariff […]

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Challenging Civil Penalties For Clandestine Entrants

  Heavy Civil Penalties levied on haulage companies and truck drivers for unknowingly carrying migrants into the UK  are yet again skyrocketing this summer. A recent Parliamentary investigation concluded that as much as £6.5 million of these penalties had been issued to the haulage sector, a full £2.4 million of which remained unpaid.   […]

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Truck Impounded in the UK? Make Sure You Know The 4 Ways You Can Get it Back

  Having a truck seized in the UK can be a nightmare for any operator. It’s even worse if your business is based outside the UK. Simply finding out why it has been seized, where it’s being kept, and what your options re can be an uphill struggle.   In […]

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