Two year ban for Kent gangmaster
Two year ban for Kent gangmaster who attempted to breach work permit restrictions.
A Gravesend gangmaster has had his licence refused as running a gangmaster business would breach the conditions of his work permit.
Intelligence checks revealed that Mr Vinay Sharma, who intended to run Skyhawk Services Ltd to provide workers into the GLA regulated sector, was only granted leave to remain in the UK on the understanding he was to work for another company as an Office Systems Manager.
The GLA concluded that if Mr Sharma worked in a capacity other than for which leave was granted, he would breach the conditions of his work permit.
The application for a licence was therefore refused and Mr Sharma has been declared as not fit and proper to hold a GLA licence, which will mean a two year ban from acting as a gangmaster.
Paul Whitehouse, Chairman of the GLA said: No one should attempt to breach their work permit restrictions. We always check applicants for a licence to ensure they have the right to work as a gangmaster