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UK Border Force

Question for Home Office

UIN HL4035, tabled on 11 December 2017

To ask Her Majesty's Government what was (1) the budget, (2) the complement of full time equivalent staff that the budget of the Border Force was designed to support; what was the average number of full time equivalent staff in post for each of the financial years from 2012–13 to 2016–17; and what are the corresponding projections for the financial years 2017–18 and 2018–19.

Answered on

19 December 2017

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

Total resource including depreciation (£m)

617

509

523

561

565

552

Staff - total (FTE)

8,123

8,044

8,153

7,646

7,574

N/A

Paid Civil Servants (FTE)

7,553

7,635

7,814

7,337

7,278

N/A

Capital - Net Budget £m

57

56

57

38

71

N/A

The budget for Border Force in 2017/18 is £552 million with a capital budget of 71m. The budget is allocated across a range of capabilities such as people, technology and processes that keep our borders safe. Therefore the size of budget is not directly linked to the number of staff. Border Force staffing figures for the 17/18 financial year are not currently available. They are due for publication 31 March 2018.

Future Border Force budgets are determined by a departmental allocation that is yet to be delegated to the operational commands within the Home Office.

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