Civil news: immigration and asylum, clarification on claiming for hourly rates matters

Legal Aid Agency

August 23
15:37 2017

These matters are set out in para 8.77(d) of the 2013 Immigration Specification, and are subject to cost limits as described at paragraphs 8.80 to 8.89 of that specification.

CWA, the system onto which such claims are reported, does not contain validation to enforce such cost limits.

Providers should ensure that the costs claimed in their submission do not exceed the limit that applied at the time they were incurred.

For example, if costs totalling 835 have been incurred, but the cost limit was 800, then costs reported should be limited to 800. CWA will not automatically limit costs to the applicable cost limit.

Where the reasonable costs of attendance at an interview with the Home Office are to be claimed, you should enter 1 in the Home Office interview field. The total profit costs incurred, subject to any agreed limit, including these additional reasonable costs, should then be reported in the Profit Costs exc VAT field.

The guidance for reporting controlled work matters will shortly be updated to clarify this point.

Further information

2013 Standard Civil Contract (Immigration)

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