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Brook House today

  1. In February 2020, Serco was awarded the contract for the management of the Gatwick IRCs and the pre-departure accommodation, following a competitive public procurement process.1 Serco also holds the contract for Yarl’s Wood immigration removal centre, and has done so since 2007.12
  2. Serco took over the management of Brook House on 21 May 2020, and approximately 330 staff at Gatwick IRCs transferred from G4S to Serco, of which it was estimated that the majority (at least 200) remained employed by Serco at Gatwick IRCs at the time of the Inquiry’s hearings.129 There have been some changes to personnel, staffing levels, Home Office involvement and the daily routine for detained people – and these are considered, where relevant, in Part D in Volume II of this Report.3


  1. SER000226[]
  2. SER000451_001 paras 2-3[]
  3. Steven Hewer 1 April 2022 156/8-20[]