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UK Border Agency to be abolished - 26 March 2013

The Home Secretary Theresa May has given an oral statement on the future of the UK Border Agency, describing the performance of the agency as 'still not good enough.'

As of 26 March 2013 (and following the Budget 2013) the Home Secretary has announced that she has decided to end the Executive Agency status of the UK Border Agency and bring its functions back within the Home Office. In its place will be an immigration and visa service and an immigration law enforcement organisation.

The UK Border Agency has suffered strong criticism since it was formed in 2008, predominantly due to its failure to deal with levels of immigration, resulting in historical backlogs. Her full statement is available here.

This site will be amended to reflect any changes as more information about the impact on funding comes to light.