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Passport workers go on strike over staffing and pay

<b>Hundreds of passport workers across the UK have gone on strike in a dispute over staff numbers and pay.</b><p>The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) said the action was a "bid to end staffing shortages that have caused the ongoing backlog crisis".<p>Home Office data suggests about 360,000 …

Passport Office chief denies claims of chaos despite backlog of 508,000

The head of the Passport Office, Paul Pugh, has strongly denied that his organisation is in chaos despite the backlog of applications standing at 508,000.<p>Pugh told the Commons home affairs select committee that the "vast majority" of applicants were being issued with passports within three to four …

Passport boss Paul Pugh denies 'chaos' claims

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1091000/1091302_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1529515668_bab881e7040993385fc867a7a9ef7401<p><b>The number of passports being issued is increasing as staff attempt to clear a large backlog, the home affairs committee has been told.</b><p>Passport Office …

Great Britain

UK introduces drastic measures to clear passport backlog

Photo: Karen V Bryan<p>Up to 30,000 passport applications have been delayed, Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed last week. The delay, which has left …

Border Force

Readers check in on the great passport backlog

We are still waiting for our passports nine weeks after applying (Passsports backlog may be as long as 10 weeks, 13 June). I am a school teacher at an international school in Brunei and need to renew my work visa, but do not have my passport to do so. We have been unable to book flights for our …

I'm going to miss my father's funeral... I'm totally devastated

• Whistleblower says staff breaking down at work over Government pressure<br>• Home Secretary 'doesn't know how bad things are' on the front line<br>• Comes as …

Families’ misery and the little-known immigration minister who spectacularly misjudged the gravity of the passport crisis

• <b>Backlog of 500,000 applications forcing some travellers to cancel holidays</b>• <b><br>Crisis shows no sign of easing with queues snaking out of passport</b> …

Theresa May announces new measures to deal with passport delays after pressure from MPs

People in Hounslow are among thousands of others in the country experiencing passport delays due to staff shortages and poor management.<p>A call from …

208,000 passports handed to migrants in one year: One reason there's a massive backlog...

• Record number of 207,989 foreigners handed British citizenship last year<br>• Huge rise on the 82,000 people given citizenship to United Kingdom in …

Details of 'urgent' fast-track passport plan revealed

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/politics/1084000/1084087_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524730437_4a82b4b808fbe356605ed8b7fb80baf9<p><b>The Home Office has set out details of how people facing delays to their passport renewal can get it fast-tracked for free.</b><p>The temporary offer will …

Up to 30,000 passports hit by delays, says David Cameron

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/politics/1083000/1083652_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524730438_954b02413f836e89427198472b67f175<p><b>Up to 30,000 passport applications have been hit by delays, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.</b><p>He said hundreds of extra staff have been drafted …

Passport Office announces emergency measures to deal with backlog

Emergency measures to tackle the backlog crisis at the Passport Office were announced by the home secretary on Thursday as another leak disclosed that applications being processed this week were first received 10 weeks ago.<p>Theresa May told the House of Commons that the fast-tracking fees for …