Britiske statsansatte blir belønnet med gavekort og ekstra feriedager for å holde asylsøkere med avslag ute av landet.
- Immigration officers handed up to £50 or extra holiday after tribunal wins
- Staff set target of winning 70% of appeals against deportation from Britain
- Home Office say rewards not just for winning, also for quality of workThe Home Office said the voucher scheme applied to all staff at the department, not just those working on asylum cases, ‘recognise positive performance over a short period of time’, such as when officers exceed monthly casework targets.
James Packer, of Duncan Lewis solicitors, said: «The Home Office expects its officials to win a specific number of appeals and can reward them if they exceed their ‘target’. This is a clear incentive to bad practices. I am especially dismayed to discover that a mandatory success rate of 70% applies in asylum appeals where people’s lives are at stake. We believe these measures are unlawful as well as immoral and have written to the Home Office making it clear that we will bring a legal challenge unless these incentives are withdrawn.»