HUGE fears about Britain’s Brexit border security were raised as a blistering report warned the Home Office was operating at “full stretch”.
David Bolt, the Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, said in too many areas, staff were battling “old and unsuitable” IT systems.
Getty – Contributor The Home Office is said to be working at ‘full stretch’ with out-of-date IT systems and staffing gaps
And he said there were staffing gaps, shortages of skills and experience and problems with recruiting new employees.
He added morale was so bad that staff felt frustrated by “the system” which he said “prevented them from doing their best”.
Mr Bolt also tore into the Home Office for appearing to bury “bad news” by grouping together his reports into its work and releasing them at the same time.
“It may affect media coverage and therefore how widely they are read,” he said.
David Bolt’s said the Home Office buried ‘bad news’ by grouping together his reports into its work and releasing them simultaneously