Revenue and Customs: Recruitment

HM Treasury written question – answered on 15th September 2017.

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Photo of Stewart McDonald Stewart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons recruitment controls were imposed at HM Revenue and Customs offices in Glasgow, London, Newcastle and Worthing from 1 August 2017; and what is the nature of those controls.

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

HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC’s) ambition to move to 13 Regional Centre locations, along with a small number of transitional and specialist sites, requires effective planning of future workforce numbers.

Additional recruitment controls have been introduced in Glasgow, London, Newcastle and Worthing to ensure HMRC is not recruiting more people than required.

These are designed to ensure that greater rigour is applied to the vacancy filling and external recruitment processes. HMRC will manage and monitor these controls as part of the normal approval processes for vacancies and external recruitment.

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