Error on UK Government website creates HSMP confusion

The "Times of India" reports that an error on the UK Home Office website has confused numerous highly-skilled migrant programme (HSMP) applicants, awaiting information on the status of their applications. The website incorrectly reported that all applications up to July 12, 2004 had been processed.

Many applicants who had applied prior to July 12, 2004 still had not received a reply. After numerous complaints, an official explanation was given: applications up to June 12, not July 12, had been processed.

Customer service adviser Peter Wilkinson of the home office, in an official communication, apologised for the confusion and said "the website providers have been made aware of the error and will correct the information."