Revenue and Customs: Staff

Treasury written question – answered on 4th September 2018.

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Photo of Chris Law Chris Law Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff are employed by HMRC in each region; and how many staff will be employed in each HMRC regional hub when those hubs become fully operational.

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

The number of full time equivalent (FTE) staff currently employed by HMRC in each region and the number expected to be based in each HMRC regional centre are set out in the table below.Additionally HMRC will be retaining a Headquarters, five specialist sites and eight transitional sites which will remain operational after the opening of the regional centres. The Ipswich Transitional Site will become a specialist site in 2026. The figures included in the table are what have been announced to date.HMRC is still finalising its plans for its regional centre in Nottingham and for the second phases of Glasgow and Manchester.

Region

Current FTE @ 31/07/2018

Regional Centre

FTE

Specialist Site

FTE

Transitional site

FTE

Scotland

7,459

Edinburgh

2,680

Gartcosh

260

East Kilbride

1,100

Glasgow (Phase 1)

2,670

Northern Ireland

1,725

Belfast

1,780

Wales

3,899

Cardiff

3,600

North East

9,606

Newcastle

6,250

Washington

2,100

North West

10,875

Liverpool

4,100

Manchester (Phase 1)

2,400

Salford

2,500

Preston

Not yet finalised

Yorkshire & the Humber

4,016

Leeds

3,850

West Midlands

3,798

Birmingham

2,650

Telford

600

East Midlands

3,046

Nottingham

3,450

South West

1,297

Bristol

1,650

London, South East and East

12,231

Croydon

2,700

Dover

140

Reading

550

Stratford

3,800

Worthing

900

Portsmouth

850

Westminster HQ

1,000

Ipswich – from 2026-2027

450

Ipswich – until 2026-27

450

Canary Wharf*

*Currently Canary Wharf is a transitional site and staff based there will move to the Stratford Regional Centre. The staff numbers are included in the relevant regional information above.

In addition to the above, HMRC will be retaining existing buildings in Liverpool until 2022/23, Southend, Alexander House until the end of 2022 and Dundee, Sidlaw House until spring 2022.

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