Revenue and Customs: Dudley

HM Treasury written question – answered on 5th March 2018.

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Photo of Ian Austin Ian Austin Labour, Dudley North

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assistance the Government plans to provide to staff made redundant by HMRC at the Waterfront offices in Dudley in terms of advice, financial support, retraining and job search to help them obtain alternative employment in the event of the proposed closure of that office.

Photo of Ian Austin Ian Austin Labour, Dudley North

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will establish a task force comprised of his Department, the Department for Work and Pensions, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, advice agencies and training organisations to support staff who lose their job in the event of the proposed closure of the HMRC Waterfront offices in Dudley.

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

HMRC intends to retain the skills, knowledge and experience of everyone who wishes to continue their career with HMRC and if necessary re-skill them to take on a new role, new work and/or move to a new office.

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