Hauliers who were fined for carrying stowaways may be repaid


 

Hauliers that have been fined after stowaways were discovered in their trucks could be repaid after the court of appeal found the guidance relied on by Border Force was being used prescriptively. Lord Justice Stuart-Smith also described parts of the prevention code, created by the government and used by hauliers to prevent clandestine entry, as “badly and confusingly drafted” and that questions were now raised about how the civil penalties scheme has been operated. It means companies could demand to […]