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Border Force boosts staff numbers by 900 to deal with Brexit at Stansted and other ports

Stansted Airport. (7419905)
Stansted Airport. (7419905)

Border Force has issued reassurances about its Brexit preparations for its border and immigration control operations at Stansted Airport.

The service conducts 100% checks on people entering the UK on scheduled services and this approach will be maintained in the period up to and following EU exit on March 29.

A Home Office spokeswoman said: “Border Force will always ensure it has the necessary resources to fulfil its wide range of duties, including security, facilitating trade, enforcement and protecting the vulnerable.

“Border Force has already recruited a Readiness Task Force to boost the front line and allow existing staff to undertake EU exit-related training.”

These 300 officers will be ready for “dynamic deployment” at ports and airports like Stansted.

Nationwide, she said: “Border Force is on track to increase its headcount by 900 full-time equivalent by the end of March.”

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