Home Office Advised To Cut Consultant Costs

At present the Home Office is undertaking a number of high profile projects, such as e-borders & the National Identity Card Scheme, which have a combined estimated cost of £15 Billion. The report by the National Audit Office found:

  • There was no central planning at portfolio level of resource allocation & recommended a comprehensive review
  • The Home Office have not kept centralised records comparing output with initial estimates
  • That the Home Office needed to improve its use and collection of data to avoid the risk that the Home Office board will not have the accurate information to make strategic decisions affecting the management of major projects

In recent years the UK Border Agency (the part of the Home Office concerned with UK Immigration) has taken a strategic approach to charging for visa applications, with immigration and nationality service fees set above the normal cost of administration. The aim is to generate revenue which is used to fund the UK Immigration System as a whole, including the cost of enforcement and making general improvements to the system i.e. the implementation of the Points Based System (PBS). The UKBA believes that those benefiting most from the immigration system (i.e. migrants and employers) should contribute most to maintain the system.

Commonwealth Contractors

Commonwealth Contractors is a collection of highly skilled professionals from the Commonwealth and beyond. We partner with OISC Registered Immigration Partners capable of professionally representing Tier 1 Visa Applications / Extensions and Tier 2 Licensed Consultancy & Associated Trust Partners who may be prepared, where required, to sponsor a Medical, Information Technology or Engineering Professional on a Tier 2 Visa (formerly UK Work Permit).

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