Communities and Local Government
Bob Neill (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Communities and Local Government; Bromley and Chislehurst, Conservative)
The Department for Communities and local Government had:
(a) 2,110 staff (2,051 full-time equivalent staff) on payroll as of
(b) 2024 staff (1,962 full-time equivalent staff) on payroll as of
(c) 1,907 staff (1,848 full-time equivalent staff) on payroll as of
However, these figures include staff transferred into the department, in April and July 2011, to undertake the residual functions of the abolished Government offices for the regions and the regional development agencies.
As part of the spending review settlement; the DCLG Group is making a collective 33% real terms saving against its running costs by 2014-15. This equates to savings of over £200 million by 2014-15. In addition, the Department will save a further £190 million from the closure of the Government offices for the regions, taking overall savings on administrative running costs to 42% across the DCLG Group by 2014-15.
These savings reflect the coalition Government's agenda of decentralisation, ending the micromanagement of local government, the abolition of regional government, and the broader need to tackle the deficit left by the last Administration.