Border agency paid £3.5m bonuses

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The UK Border Agency (UKBA) - recently branded "not fit for purpose" - paid £3.5m in performance-related bonuses to staff in one year, the BBC has learned.

Passengers recently faced prolonged queues to enter the UK at London's Heathrow airport, while the UKBA's computer ID system failed on 3 May.

The figures from a Freedom of Information request showed the highest bonuses in the past year were £10,000.

The Home Office said bonuses were only given when staff achieved high results.