- A voluntary system where staff work a set number of hours each year, rather than each week was taken up by 62% of staff, saving almost a fifth (£613,000) of premium payments and overtime in the first six months of 2011/12.
- The scheme means that staff have to work longer hours when it is busier during the Olympics, summer or Christmas periods.
- But less than a third (32%) of staff at Heathrow joined the scheme, meaning payments there increased 8%.
The UK Border Agency has cut too many staff too quickly, Whitehall's spending watchdog said today.
Athletes from the British Virgin Islands are receiving a warm welcome from a British host family in Hertfordshire.
A bus carrying athletes got lost in London today. A bus driver transporting the media also had to pull over to consult his map.