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Home Office Awards £180m Immigration Detention Contract

11 February 2014 | Updated 01 January 1970
 
Mitie’s Care and Custody business has been awarded a new contract with the Home Office which is valued at £180m over eight years. With a potential further three year extension, the contract could have a total value of up to £250m.

This sees Mitie becoming the largest single private sector provider of immigration detention services to the Home Office, less than three years after entering the market.

The firm will be responsible for managing and maintaining Colnbrook and Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centres near Heathrow from September 2014, The two previously separate centres will be joined to save money.

Mitie will care for over 900 immigration detainees providing full centre management, including all custody services, welfare, regime and recreational activity.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 11 February 2014

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