Immigration officials during a crackdown found over 2,500 immigrants who were provided job visas which were either different from those advertised or did not exist at all.
Some instances include two therapists for families at what was a Thai massage parlour, a manager for human resources for an off-licence that had only three staff, and a takeaway which claimed that required a manager for PR.
Other jobs that are bogus which were found out by the officials comprised of a second general manager for a fishmonger which had only six employees, a business development manager at a petrol station, and a £30,000 a year sales manager job for a newsagent.
James Brokenshire the minister for immigration and security stated that they had heard the stories under the previous government of people on skilled visas as drivers of takeaways, but their reforms are tackling the abuse.
He stated that the fact that lower than 2 % of applications for Tier 2 sponsor license were denied during the government of the old is enough example of the incompetence of the UK Border Agency in administering the open-door immigration policy.
He stated further that their operations for enforcing the reformed immigration had been provided vigour and focus by operating under direct ministerial over-sight.
Another example of how they were erecting a system of immigration that worked for legitimate migrants and British nationals was through crackdowns like these which are tough on those who flouted the rules.
Government is 2008 rejected 1.7 percent of Tier 2 applications for visa. This figure has now increased to 37 percent. In 2008, Labour introduced the tier system to assist in filling job market gaps.
In the system there are five tiers with each one separately specifying a criteria that a citizen who was non-EU should match in order to be granted a visa.
Skilled workers with a UK job offer are under Tier 2, and every immigrant submitting a visa application on this basis required a “sponsorship certificate” from their would-be employer.
The certificate evidenced that the visa applicant was going to occupy a vacancy which was genuine in the UK. Generally, the visa is valid for five years and 14 days.
The most current listing of these jobs available from Government comprise of teachers in physics and chemistry, railway industry specialist signal engineers, and nuclear medicine scientists.
The rules on issuing Tier 2 visas had been tightened by Government which was looking at the background and size of the business looking to fill the vacancy and not just the jobs being advertised.
Steven Woolfe UKIP MEP and spokesman on migration for the party said of the scam on visa that the Government was late to the table to fix the problem.
He stated that workers of Britain had been displaced as a result of the fact that it was easy to game the system.
He went further to say that unless they were earning over £40,000 annually employers must not be able to give employment to a foreign worker, and that additional staff should be employed to check the enforcement of the rules.
In his view, it was only then that the country would really have employed managers who are skilled which was meant to be done by the system and not utilized to cut down wages in the UK.
Last year, after they succeeded in getting over 120 family members into the UK from Pakistan through a fake firm for immigration sponsorship called Techsense two men were jailed.
The claim by the firm was that it was involved in the recruitment of migrants for jobs at management level in IT. However, they were for supermarkets and fast food restaurants.
After they were issued a sponsor license in 2008, the firm had been awarded 117 sponsorship certificates by the Border Agency during a period of three years.
The men behind the scam Ali Junejo and Rashid Ghauri faked in over £500,000 through the sales of permits for work each for between £3,500 and £4,500.