Civil Servants

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 27th April 2016.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Labour, Sheffield Central

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to move policy-making civil servants out of London and into the regions.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office

In central London, of 181 offices in 2010, only 54 remain. Rationalisation continues, enabling more multi-departmental use of HQ buildings and civil servants to move to peripheries where property costs are lower.

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