Discrenacy in immigration and asylum fees

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Dear Home Office

On 5th March you responded to an FOI request indicating that in the years 2011-14, total Home Office litigation expenditure on immigration and asylum cases was £131.27m. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/2...

You have also confirmed that Treasury Solicitors are your main providers of legal services.

However, information obtained from T-Sol (https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/f... indicates that in the years 2011-14, they received £52.27m including VAT in immigration and asylum fees from the Home Office.

Could you please

1) confirm whether or not the £131.27m includes VAT and
2) explain where the Home Office has spent the balance of £74.05m, as it appears your main legal service provider is not the recipient of the majority of your expenditure.

Regards

BritCits

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BritCits

 

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This has been assigned to a caseworker (new case ref 34697) who will
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On 5th March you responded to an FOI request indicating that in the years
2011-14, total Home Office litigation expenditure on immigration and
asylum cases was £131.27m. 
[1]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/2...

 

You have also confirmed that Treasury Solicitors are your main providers
of legal services.

 

However, information obtained from T-Sol
([2]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/f...
indicates that in the years 2011-14, they received £52.27m including VAT
in immigration and asylum fees from the Home Office.

 

Could you please

 

1) confirm whether or not the £131.27m includes VAT and

2) explain where the Home Office has spent the balance of £74.05m, as it
appears your main legal service provider is not the recipient of the
majority of your expenditure.

 

Regards

 

BritCits

 

 

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2. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/f...

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BritCits

 

Thank you for contacting the Home Office with your request.

 

This has been assigned to a caseworker (new case ref 34697) who will
respond to you in due course.

 

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Thank you

 

FOI Requests

Home Office

 

 

On 5th March you responded to an FOI request indicating that in the years
2011-14, total Home Office litigation expenditure on immigration and
asylum cases was £131.27m. 
[1]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/2...

 

You have also confirmed that Treasury Solicitors are your main providers
of legal services.

 

However, information obtained from T-Sol
([2]https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/f...
indicates that in the years 2011-14, they received £52.27m including VAT
in immigration and asylum fees from the Home Office.

 

Could you please

 

1) confirm whether or not the £131.27m includes VAT and

2) explain where the Home Office has spent the balance of £74.05m, as it
appears your main legal service provider is not the recipient of the
majority of your expenditure.

 

Regards

 

 

 

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Dear BritCits,

 

Please find the attached response to your request for information.

 

Kind regards,

 

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Dear Home Office,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Home Office's handling of my FOI request 'Discrenacy in immigration and asylum fees'.

I asked for information on where the balance of £74.05m had been spent. Home Office's response simply suggests that this relates to payments made to third parties, commercial disputes, human rights cases "as well as other functions".

Home Office should have provided a complete breakdown of the recipient of these funds (thereby clarifying what the other functions are) and including the amount allocated to each.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/d...

Yours sincerely

BritCits

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The Freedom of Information (FoI) Act 2000 provides public access to
recorded information held by the department.

If you have submitted a valid FoI request, we will acknowledge your
request within 48 hours, and aim to provide the information requested
within 20 working days as specified under the FoI Act

PLEASE NOTE

If you have a general immigration enquiry, or require an update on a
specific case, you should contact UKVI directly, contact information can
be found here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisati... and
[1]https://www.gov.uk/visas-immigration

General enquiries should be directed to
[2][email address]  

 

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BritCits

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Dear BritCits,

 

Please find the attached internal review response.

 

Kind Regards

 

Home Office

 

 

 

 

 

 

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