Revenue and Customs: Glasgow

HM Treasury written question – answered on 14th September 2017.

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Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration, Asylum and Border Control)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the (a) capacity and (b) occupancy level is for each of the HM Revenue and Customs offices which are to be consolidated into the proposed regional centre in Glasgow.

Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration, Asylum and Border Control)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of its proposals to relocate HM Revenue and Customs staff to a regional office in Glasgow on disabled staff.

Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration, Asylum and Border Control)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff are employed at each HM Revenue and Customs office to be consolidated to form the proposed regional centre in Glasgow.

Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration, Asylum and Border Control)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the rental liability is for each of the HM Revenue and Customs sites which are proposed to be consolidated in the new regional centre in Glasgow.

Photo of Mel Stride Mel Stride Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) conducted a high level people impact assessment using known workforce management data to inform the regional centre location decisions. People and equality impacts are managed at both programme and regional level to mitigate potential impacts on different groups, including disabled staff. The regional people and equality impact assessment is undertaken early in the project and is updated on a regular basis throughout the project.

All staff are offered a one-to-one discussion, normally about a year before any office move which affects them, to establish whether they can move. Under the reasonable adjustment policy, HMRC will work with individuals with particular needs to identify any adjustments required to enable this. Accessibility to regional centres has been factored into overall requirements for those centres from the outset.

As previously announced, the Glasgow Regional Centre is expected to have between 2,700 and 3,000 full time equivalent posts when it opens. East Kilbride will be retained as a transitional site beyond the opening date of the Glasgow Regional Centre until 2025-26. The number of current full time equivalent staff employed at the offices which will feed into the Glasgow Regional Centre is shown in the table below.

Location

Office

Closure date as announced

Full Time Equivalent Employees as of 31/08/2017

Destination by 2021

Cumbernauld

Accounts Office Timing depends on Accounts Office in Shipley

2019-20

980

Glasgow Regional Centre

Glasgow

Portcullis House

2019-20

800

Glasgow Regional Centre

Glasgow

Cotton House

2019-20

570

Glasgow Regional Centre

East Kilbride

Plaza Tower

2020-21

750

East Kilbride Transitional Site

Glasgow

Cotton House

2019-20

1600

East Kilbride Transitional Site

Specific details about the rental liability of the current HMRC offices in the Glasgow area is commercially sensitive information; disclosing it could compromise the future ability of the landlords to re-let the buildings.

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