Revenue and Customs: Security Guards

HM Treasury written question – answered on 12th December 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 plans he has, with the full involvement HMRC workers and trade unions, to (a) refine the new access control service standard, (b) review pilot arrangements at Ruskin Square, Croydon, (c) complete a full equality impact assessment, (d) complete a full people impact assessment and (e) conduct health and safety risk impact assessments for the new access control service standard before any security posts are outsourced at HMRC offices.

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

HMRC is committed to ongoing consultation over the following:

  • Staff and Trade Union involvement in the further refinement of the Access Control Service Standard based on regular reviews and informed by experience, including lessons learnt from the pilot arrangements at Ruskin Square Croydon.

  • Further consultation on the ongoing development of the Equality and People Impact Assessments and the Health and Safety risk impact assessments.

    HMRC is committed to working with its staff and Departmental Trade Unions to build a support package for the people impacted by the introduction of a revised Access Control Service.

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