Department for International Trade: Flexible Working

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 2nd March 2018.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many and what percentage of employees in his Department worked (a) in departmental accommodation, (b) from home and (c) at any other location in the most recent 12-month period for which data is available.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for International Trade

The table below sets out the number of employees of the Department for International Trade (DIT), including UK Export Finance, and on payroll, as at 31 January 2018. The total also includes those people working for DIT, based overseas, and paid via the FCO payroll.

Number of employees

%

(a)

Departmental accommodation

1724

54%

(b)

Home workers (UKEF)

23

1%

(c)

Other location

1434

45%

Departmental accommodation is defined as locations occupied and assigned to DIT within the UK. Other location is defined as accommodation that DIT uses principally for overseas staff, which include Embassies and other consular accommodation.

The department operates a range of flexible working arrangements available to employees including home working. Those who have a formal home worker contract are shown above.

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