ENFORCEMENT action brought against a group of illegal traders has been hailed by the Chief Minister as a ‘fantastic example of inter-agency working’.
Deputy Kristina Moore spoke after the co-ordinated efforts of the States police, Jersey Customs and Immigration Service and the Business Hub Compliance Unit led to enforcement action against four men in a black pick-up truck who were soliciting household repair work without the required hawker’s licence.
The men had £1,600 seized from them and left the Island as a result of the action.
Deputy Moore said: ‘This is a fantastic example of inter-agency working and a fast response to an illegal situation that could have put the public in danger. It is a good reminder for traders of all types to have the correct business licence to operate in Jersey before carrying work on the Island, otherwise they will be liable to enforcement action.’
The public are being advised that it is rare for a hawker’s licence to be issued and are encouraged to report any suspicions about persons offering door-to-door goods or services to the Business Hub directly.
– A hawker’s license will contain a photograph of the person to whom it has been issued.
– Islanders are able to request sight of this licence from a hawker.