Crown Prosecution Service: Closures

Attorney General written question – answered on 3rd September 2019.

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The CPS has comprehensive business continuity plans in place. These include contingency measures in the event of extreme weather conditions. A decision to close an office due to a business continuity event would usually be made by local senior management.

At the same time the CPS has introduced an extensive Smarter Working Programme which gives staff greater flexibility over where they work. Supported by upgrades to our IT infrastructure, the majority of CPS staff are able to work from home, other CPS offices and buildings on the wider public sector estate.

Smarter Working and our investment in technology has helped to increase resilience during periods of extreme weather as staff are able to work from alternative locations if they are unable to travel to their designated office or their designated office has been temporarily closed.

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