Valuation Office Agency: 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, with reference to page 22 of the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) Business Plan 2017-19, what estimate he has made of the reduction in the number of full-time equivalent staff employed by the VOA over the spending review period.

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

The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) Business Plan for 2017-19 estimated a reduction of approximately 1000 full-time equivalent staff by 2019-20.

The Chancellor’s 2018 Spring Statement announced the bringing forward of the business rates revaluation to 2021 and triennial revaluations going forward.

The VOA are currently reviewing the requirements needed to meet these commitments.

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