Revenue and Customs: West Midlands

Treasury written question – answered on 12th July 2018.

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Photo of Ian Austin Ian Austin Labour, Dudley North

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Financial Secretary to the Treasury of 7 March 2018, Official Report, column 428, what proportion of HMRC staff based in Brierley Hill, West Midlands, his Department estimates will be able to (a) transfer to an HMRC Regional Centre or (b) complete their career in that location.

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

HMRC believes that the majority of its workforce in Brierley Hill will be able to move to a regional centre or see out their career in an existing HMRC office. The exact position will be known after the one to one meetings between staff and their managers, around a year in advance of any move which affects them, as these discussions take into account personal circumstances. HMRC has been clear that if someone can move to a regional centre and has the skills it needs or is able to develop them, there will be a role for them. It will continue to offer practical support for people who want to remain in the Civil Service, as well as for those who may choose to leave.

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