UKBA awards contract to track down illegal migrants to UK to Capita


A bounty has effectively been placed on the head of tens of thousands of illegal migrants after a private company was awarded a multimillion pound contract to track down those refused permission to stay in the UK but whose whereabouts are unknown.

Capita plc, the support services supplier, has been given a contract worth up to £40m over four years to find more than 170,000 missing migrants, MPs were told on Tuesday by Rob Whiteman, chief executive of the UK Border Agency (UKBA).

The company was brought in after a pilot scheme with another private firm Serco found 20% of those migrants contacted left the UK within six months, according to Whiteman.

“The contract is a payment by results, where they will make contact with potential overstayers from our records,” he told the Commons home affairs select committee.

“The potential value of the contract, if they performed very well over a four-year period, would be around £40m.”

Read more at the Guardian


Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

Written by

2 Comments to “UKBA awards contract to track down illegal migrants to UK to Capita”

  1. austinvital says:

    hope it will not be like g4s

Leave a Reply


Protected by WP Anti Spam
What is 5 + 5 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)


%d bloggers like this: