A list of businesses fined for employing illegal workers in and around Glasgow has been released.

The Home Office has named and shamed two restaurants, a food store and a phone repair firm for illegal working.

All of them were also fined for £15,000, between January 1 and March 31 this year.

The first is G-Mobile, owned by Glasgow Mobiles Ltd, at 92 Commerce Street in Tradeston, Glasgow. 

The second is 1a Wok, run by Liao Ning Fastfood Limited, situated at Unit 2, 6 South Muirhead Road in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire.

Also penalised was the Eastern Spices Food Store, by New Eastern Spices Ltd, located at 345 Main Street in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire.

And finally, Jade Palace, operated by Silver Gate One Limited, based at 18-20 Cadzow Street in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire.

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In Scotland and Northern Ireland, four more businesses received punishment in this time period.

These are Shimla in Beauly, the Little European Shop in Falkirk, Chinese Cooking in Aberdeen and T.Nessa Ltd in Nairn.

Shimla and Chinese Cooking were ordered to pay £30,000, while the others were fined for £15,000.

Reports showing the total number of civil penalties for illegal working issued to non-compliant employers in each region of the UK are published on a quarterly basis.

Business owners in the country have a responsibility to prevent illegal working and can be given a fine if they have employed a person aged 16 or over, who is subject to immigration control.

They can avoid this by making sure their employees have a valid and subsisting leave to be in the UK, by the government, and that leave does not restrict them from taking the job in question or come into a category where employment is also allowed.

The Glasgow Times today made several attempts to reach the owners of all of these companies but they were all unavailable or did not respond.