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Queen's commendation for bravery awarded to Border Force officers

Queen's commendation for bravery awarded to Border Force officers

Four Border Force officers have been honoured for saving the lives of 63 people during two incidents in the English Channel and the Mediterranean Sea.

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Call for evidence: Home Office approach to charging for services

Call for evidence: Home Office approach to charging for services

The Independent Chief Inspector calls for evidence on the inspection into the Home Office's approach to charging for its services.

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Chief Inspector publishes 2017 18 Annual Report

Chief Inspector publishes 2017 18 Annual Report

The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration publishes his Annual Report for the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

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Sopra Steria has been awarded a new UKVI contract

Sopra Steria has been awarded a new UKVI contract

Sopra Steria has been awarded the contract to deliver a new service for people applying for a work or study visa, settlement or citizenship from within the UK.

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Home Secretary launches Windrush compensation scheme call for evidence

Home Secretary launches Windrush compensation scheme call for evidence

Members of the Windrush generation are being asked to share their experiences to help shape a bespoke compensation scheme.

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Inspection report published: Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme

Inspection report published: Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme

The Chief Inspector makes 7 recommendations for improvements

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Future management of the Gatwick Immigration Removal Centres

Future management of the Gatwick Immigration Removal Centres

A short term continuation of G4S’s contract to run the Gatwick Immigration Removal Centres has been agreed until a long term manager is identified.

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Free citizenship for the Windrush generation

Free citizenship for the Windrush generation

Members of the Windrush generation who arrived in the UK before 1973 will be eligible for free citizenship, the Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced today.

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Sham supervision by EU lawyers in providing immigration advice

Sham supervision by EU lawyers in providing immigration advice

Rochdale company director claiming supervision by European lawyers convicted for providing illegal immigration advice

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Gemalto awarded the new passport contract

Gemalto awarded the new passport contract

Gemalto UK Ltd have been awarded the UK passport manufacturing and personalisation contract by Her Majesty’s Passport Office today.

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Call for evidence: Home Office partnership working with other government departments (OGDs)

Call for evidence: Home Office partnership working with other government departments (OGDs)

The Independent Chief Inspector calls for evidence on the inspection of Home Office's partnership working with other government departments.

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Chief Inspector launches a revised inspection plan.

Chief Inspector launches a revised inspection plan.

Inspection plan for 2018-19 to 2019-20

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OISC launches webinar

OISC launches webinar

The OISC launches its first webinar. The topic is consumer satisfaction

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5 reports from the Independent Chief Inspector published today

5 reports from the Independent Chief Inspector published today

Inspections - ‘ Best Interests’ of unaccompanied asylum seeking children, Victims of Modern Slavery, Stansted Airport, Exit checks, and the “Right to Rent” scheme

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Inspection report published: Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

Inspection report published: Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

The Chief Inspector makes 2 recommendations, each of which breaks down into several parts.

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Inspection report published: Potential Victims of Modern Slavery

Inspection report published: Potential Victims of Modern Slavery

The Chief Inspector was satisfied that 7 of the 12 recommendations from the original inspection could now be considered “closed”, but the remaining 5 require further work.

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Inspection report published: Right to Rent

Inspection report published: Right to Rent

The Chief Inspector makes 4 recommendations.

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Inspection report published: Right to Rent

Inspection report published: Right to Rent

The Chief Inspector makes 4 recommendations.

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Inspection report published: Stansted Airport

Inspection report published: Stansted Airport

The Chief Inspector makes 9 recommendations for improvement.

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Inspection report published: The Home Office's Exit Checks Programme

Inspection report published: The Home Office's Exit Checks Programme

The Chief Inspector makes one overarching recommendation.

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Inspection reports to be published on 28 March 2018

Inspection reports to be published on 28 March 2018

The Home Secretary will lay 4 reports in Parliament on or around 2:30pm

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Restrictions on Croatian workers to expire in June

Restrictions on Croatian workers to expire in June

The current registration requirements for Croatian workers will expire on 30 June bringing their rights to work in Britain in line with other EU citizens.

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Inspection Plan: Chief Inspector seeks suggestions

Inspection Plan: Chief Inspector seeks suggestions

The Independent Chief Inspector is seeking suggestions to inform his inspection plan for 2018 to 2019

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Call for evidence: Home Office treatment of vulnerable adults.

Call for evidence: Home Office treatment of vulnerable adults.

The Independent Chief Inspector calls for evidence on the Home Office's treatment of (non-detained) vulnerable adults.

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Appointment of Professor Jo Swaffield and Dr Brian Bell to the MAC

Appointment of Professor Jo Swaffield and Dr Brian Bell to the MAC

Professor Jo Swaffield and Dr Brian Bell have been appointed as members of the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) for 3 years from 6 February 2018.

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Over 10,000 refugees resettled in the UK under flagship scheme

Over 10,000 refugees resettled in the UK under flagship scheme

The UK is more than half way towards meeting its commitment to resettle 20,000 people through the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) by 2020.

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Asylum Accommodation: Call for Evidence.

Asylum Accommodation: Call for Evidence.

The Independent Chief Inspector calls for evidence on the provision of asylum accommodation.

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The IAGCI invites tenders to evaluate the UK Home Office Country Information Products

The IAGCI invites tenders to evaluate the UK Home Office Country Information Products

On Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran and Turkey – Deadline for Application is Tuesday 20 February 2018.

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Hayling Island people smuggler guilty

Hayling Island people smuggler guilty

A man who tried to smuggle 6 Ukrainians into the UK on board a yacht was yesterday (5 February) found guilty.

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Border Force stop Farnborough smuggling attempt

Border Force stop Farnborough smuggling attempt

An attempt to smuggle an estimated £50 million worth of cocaine into the UK has been prevented by Border Force officers at Farnborough Airport.

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The Chief Inspector's report on Country of Origin Information has been published

The Chief Inspector's report on Country of Origin Information has been published

The Chief Inspector makes 7 recommendations to address his concerns and make improvements.

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The Chief Inspector's report on the Home Office's approach to learning from immigration litigation has been published

The Chief Inspector's report on the Home Office's approach to learning from immigration litigation has been published

The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, David Bolt, makes 7 recommendations in his report.

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The Chief Inspector's report on the review and removal of immigration, refugee and citizenship "status" has been published

The Chief Inspector's report on the review and removal of immigration, refugee and citizenship

The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, David Bolt, makes 5 recommendations in his report.

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Home Office proposes changes to passport application fees

Home Office proposes changes to passport application fees

The Home Office has outlined plans to introduce different passport fees for online and postal applications.

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Fake ID gang jailed

Fake ID gang jailed

A gang who conspired to manufacture and supply fake ID documents to help immigration offenders live illegally in the UK have been jailed for more than 16 years.

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Border Force seizes rare live lizard at Heathrow

Border Force seizes rare live lizard at Heathrow

Specialist Border Force officers have seized a live lizard at Heathrow Airport following a suspected smuggling attempt.

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Immigration minister visits Heathrow Airport

Immigration minister visits Heathrow Airport

Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes got an early feel for Border Force operations during a visit to Heathrow Airport on Wednesday 10 January.

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Border Force seize more than a million cigarettes in Manchester

Border Force seize more than a million cigarettes in Manchester

An attempt to smuggle more than a million cigarettes into the UK hidden in foot stools was prevented by Border Force at Manchester Airport.

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Border Force seize 22 tonnes of tobacco at Hull docks

Border Force seize 22 tonnes of tobacco at Hull docks

An attempt to smuggle almost 22 tonnes of tobacco into the UK has been prevented by Border Force officers at Hull docks.

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People smuggler from Newport jailed for 5 years

People smuggler from Newport jailed for 5 years

A man from Newport who was involved in 2 separate attempts to smuggle people into the UK has been jailed for 5 years.

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Twenty three universities join student visa pilot

Twenty three universities join student visa pilot

Home Office to extend scheme which streamlines process for international Masters students wanting to study in the UK.

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Scheme for unaccompanied asylum seeking children to be expanded

Scheme for unaccompanied asylum seeking children to be expanded

Home Office's National Transfer Scheme to be rolled out to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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Romanian people smuggler jailed

Romanian people smuggler jailed

A people smuggler who hid 5 Vietnamese teenagers inside a tent erected in the rear of his car has been jailed for 4 years and 3 months.

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Home Office announces extension to deadline for Grenfell Tower survivors to access leave to remain

Home Office announces extension to deadline for Grenfell Tower survivors to access leave to remain

Foreign nationals given until end of January to come forward to access special policy.

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The Chief Inspector's report on the Home Office's asylum intake and casework has been published

The Chief Inspector's report on the Home Office's asylum intake and casework has been published

The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, David Bolt, makes 7 recommendations in his report on the Home Office’s asylum intake and casework process.

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