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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Staff

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 13th February 2020.

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Photo of Rachel Reeves Rachel Reeves Chair, Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people her Department employs (a) in London and (b) outside of London.

Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

As of 31st January 2020, the Department employs 4,429 people, of which 4,048 are in London and 381 outside London, excluding contractors and temporary staff.

The current distribution of our workforce reflects legacy decisions about office locations and role placements. The Department is committed to working with the Places for Growth Programme, Beyond Whitehall, and other initiatives as part of the Government Estates Strategy.

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