Revenue and Customs: East Kilbride

Treasury written question – answered on 18th September 2018.

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Photo of Chris Stephens Chris Stephens Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Fair Work and Employment)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff HMRC plans to employ in East Kilbride when the opening of phase one of its Glasgow regional centre is complete.

Photo of Chris Stephens Chris Stephens Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Fair Work and Employment)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff HMRC plans to employ in its Glasgow regional centre when it withdraws from East Kilbride in 2026.

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

At 31 August 2018 there were around 2,200 full time equivalent (FTE) HMRC staff employed in East Kilbride.

HMRC plans to accommodate around 2,700 FTE employees in its Glasgow Regional Centre when the first phase opens in 2021. When the Regional Centre is fully occupied, HMRC expects the number of employees working at the East Kilbride Transitional Site to have fallen to around 1,100 FTE. This is due to staff moves, retirements and a reduced need for the type of work carried out there.

East Kilbride Transitional Site will remain open until 2025-26. Over the next seven years HMRC’s workforce plans will continue to evolve, and it will review its plans for the Glasgow Regional Centre as these plans become clearer.

Moving to regional centres will save around £300 million up to 2025. The Programme will deliver annual cash savings of £74 million in 2025-26, rising to around £90 million from 2028.

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