SMALL companies in Huntingdonshire have long resented acting as tax collectors for the Government. Now they are complaining at being asked to become immigration officers, too. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has criticised new legislation on employing foreign workers that will impose unrealistic expectations and draconian fines on employers. Parts of the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act, which came into force on Friday, requires small employers to understand and verify up to 13 forms of identification when employing foreign workers, including recognising the passports of 27 EU member states, Huntingdonshire chairman Malcolm Lyons said. Small businesses face fines of £10,000 if they employ people illegally, even if they do so without knowing it.