A significant increase in Home Office fees
Application fees for British citizenship have increased significantly over the past 5 years. The Times have stated that the Home Office profits have increased by nearly 91%. The applicants must pay £1012 and the Home Office receives profits in the amount of £640 from each application.
According to the critics, the profits received by the Home Office show that it still continues to operate a hostile policy despite the fact it abolished it after the “Windrush scandal” when thousands of illegal immigrants’ bank accounts were heavily scrutinised.
The increase in fees had a particularly significant effect on the children of migrant parents who were born in Britain or moved here when they were young.
Boris Johnson has appealed to review the system and warned that thousands of applicants are at risk because of the potential repeat of the “Windrush scandal”.
Posted on Aug 12, 2019.