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The head of the UK border force has been suspended by the Home Office following allegations staff were told to scale down some identity checks, the BBC reports.

The official who has been suspended is Brodie Clark, who also sits on the board of the UK Border Agency (UKBA).

The Home Office says it is investigating the allegations and has made no further comment. 

Staff working for the UK border force, which is part of the UKBA, are responsible for checking passports and carrying out immigration raids.

The detail of the allegations has not been confirmed but it is understood staff were told to not check some biometric passports, and not to check the details of some travellers against Home Office watch lists.

BBC home affairs correspondent Tom Symonds said border staff have been under immense pressure to reduce queues at airports and reducing checks would speed up passage through airports. Source: BBC

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  1. Hi,
    Please help me my partner she is in russia now and she passed her English test(online exam) by College of excellence and she is back in russia now where she will be applying for fionace visa.
    I contacted Uk embassy in moscow they send me a link of new english test only to check if College Of Excellence is still acceptable.
    Please if anyone has any info about college of excellence passed to me.
    I would like to infrom anyone who may want to join thier college DO NOT join unless You find out.This is thier website they still advertise that they are recognised by UK boarder agency.

  2. […] Clark was suspended by the Home Secretary Theresa May last week after being accused of relaxing immigration controls beyond what she had asked […]

  3. Tallat says :

    my colege is closed now.
    i want to apply for new visa so kindly send me information about this . Thank You

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