Saturday, June 2, 2012

‘Not fit for purpose’ but one in four senior civil servants at UK Border Agency still got a BONUS of up to £7,000 last year

One in four senior civil servants at the failing UK Border Agency have received bonuses of up to £7,000 last year, it has been revealed.

The handouts came despite numerous cases of allowing people into Britain without checking documents, huge queues at airports and a four-year backlog of 450,000 immigration and asylum seeker cases.

Just last month the department was branded 'not fit for purpose' and was told it had to 'do better' by Keith Vaz, chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee.

Despite this, new figures show a fifth of senior staff took home a bonus of between £4,500 and £5,000, while one in 25 pocketed bonuses of between £5,000 and £10,000 for work carried out in 2010/11. Read More