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On 5 September 2012 the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee took evidence on the future of the UK Border Agency.
The inquiry follows a
by the National Audit Office - published in July 2012 - that said that although the UKBA and the UKBF had achieved performance improvement, they suffered from poor planning and delays in delivering projects.
By automating processes and becoming more flexible, the UKBA aims to cut costs by at least £350m between 2011 and 2015, partly through reducing the number of staff by 4,500 full time equivalents.
Evidence was taken from the outgoing senior civil servant at the Home Office, Dame Helen Ghosh; the chief executive of the UKBA, Rob Whiteman, and the head of the UKBF, Brian Moore.