HM Revenue and Customs' (HMRC) announced its decision to withdraw from the office at Crown Buildings, Banbury by spring 2011 on 17 July 2008 as part of the Department's Workforce Change programme. The office's closure will not affect enquiry centre services, which will continue to be provided at or near the current location.
On 13 January 2010 HMRC announced that the office would close for business in 2010-11 and that staff who are unable to relocate are now eligible to apply for voluntary redundancy on compulsory terms. This affects 26 of the 32 staff currently working in Banbury. HMRC remains committed to avoiding compulsory redundancies wherever possible and will work to redeploy those staff who wish to remain in the Civil Service both within HMRC and to other Government departments.