Friday, 16 May 2008

Passport Service Writes Off £11m

The Identity & Passport Service (IPS) has reported that it has written off £10.9m in development costs because of the cancellation of the Electronic Passport Application system (EPA2).
Read more here.

Since opening its new, multi-million pound network of interview centres; the IPS has carried out almost 100,000 interviews with first-time adult applicants without one being turned down. The centres cost £50m to set up and £30m a year to run with about £12.50 of the £72 passport fee going towards paying for them.

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