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UK admits £500m immigration system cannot count immigrants

17:43 02/05/2014
The UK's Home Office, the government department responsible for immigration matters, has admitted that a computerised immigration checking system which has cost at least £500m to develop doesn't work...

UK's student union criticises government's student immigration policy

11:18 13/05/2013
An officer of the UK's National Union of Students (NUS) has criticised the UK's Coalition government saying that its immigration policy makes international students 'feel unwelcome with ever more...

UK immigration authorities admit laying off too many staff to save costs

18:15 11/09/2012
Dame Helen Ghosh, the civil servant who is Permanent Secretary to the Home Office, has said that the UK Border Agency (UKBA) and the UK Border Force (UKBF) had persuaded too many staff to leave with...

Report finds tens of thousands of bogus students issued Tier 4 visas

19:47 29/03/2012
In a new study released this week by the UK National Audit Office it was found that up to 50,000 bogus students may have been improperly issued UK Tier 4 visas . These student admissions took place...