MPs publish details of UK Border Agency staff bonuses

31 May 2012

The Home Affairs Committee is today publishing details of bonuses paid to staff of the UK Border Agency from 2007–08 to 2010–11. 

The information was obtained from correspondence between the Chair of the Committee, Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP and the Permanent Secretary of the Home Office, Dame Helen Ghosh DCB.

Committee Chair Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP said:

“In January 2011, we recommended that no bonuses should be paid to senior staff. Despite this the Permanent Secretary has revealed that some staff have been rewarded with bonuses of up to £10,000.
The payment of bonuses in the midst of failures such as the relaxation of border controls, the inability to clear the asylum backlog and the reluctance to tackle bogus colleges through unannounced inspections must cease. We will continue to monitor the Home Office’s progress on this throughout the year.”

Inquiry page: UK Border Agency and Border Force inquiry
Committee Page: Home Affairs Committee 
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