A SELF-EMPLOYED carpenter has been fined £10,000 for working in Jersey without a proper business licence.
Allan Dolan appeared at the Magistrate’s Court today where he was issued the maximum penalty for breaching the Control of Housing and Work (Jersey) Law. It is the first time anyone has been prosecuted under the law since 2014.
Chief Minister Kristina Moore said: ‘This is a landmark case and a warning to businesses and traders that they must have a business licence before they start trading, otherwise they are liable to prosecution and a heavy fine. We encourage anyone who thinks an individual or business might be operating without a licence to contact Customer and Local Services.’
If Dolan fails to pay the fine he will be jailed for 12 months.