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UKBA 'cut too many staff'

The troubled UK Border Agency has cut too many staff too quickly and is now having to hire extra people and increase overtime to meet demands, Whitehall's spending watchdog said today.

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UKBA 'cut more than 1,000 extra staff'

  • More than 1,000 staff over and above the planned reductions were lost last year, the report found.
  • Performance dropped and there is little evidence of the strong leadership needed to resolve the problems, the report added.
  • Border Force staff working at Heathrow Airport, one of its most high-profile and oft-criticised operations, also appeared reluctant to take up more changes.

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