Revenue and Customs: Redundancy

Treasury written question – answered on 17th March 2020.

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Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration, Asylum and Border Control), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Attorney General)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff have left HMRC as a result of (a) voluntary exits, (b) voluntary redundancies and (c) compulsory redundancies since the start of the Building Our Future Programme, broken down by region.

Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration, Asylum and Border Control), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Attorney General)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost has been of (a) voluntary exits, (b) voluntary redundancies and (c) compulsory redundancies among the staff of HMRC since the start of the Building our Future Programme.

Photo of Stuart McDonald Stuart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Immigration, Asylum and Border Control), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Attorney General)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) voluntary exits, (b) voluntary redundancies and (c) compulsory redundancies there will be among HMRC staff in 2020-21; and what the projected cost is of those exits and redundancies.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

Since the start of the Building Our Future Programme, 2,695 people have left HMRC as a result of Voluntary Exit, Voluntary Redundancy or Compulsory Redundancy at a cost of £91,618,846. Tables a) and b) below provide a breakdown of those numbers and associated costs.

For offices closing in 2020-21, HMRC estimate that there will be approximately 3,138 exits at a cost of £128,523,595. Table c) provides a breakdown of those estimated exits by type.

a) Breakdown of exits to date, by type and by region

Region

Total number of exits

Voluntary Exit

Voluntary Redundancy

Compulsory Redundancy

East

278

171

97

10

East Midlands

138

61

73

4

London

162

54

106

2

North East

4

0

4

0

North West

644

0

580

64

Northern Ireland

188

16

161

11

Scotland

233

0

214

19

South East

373

18

315

40

South West

525

116

350

59

West Midlands

103

20

78

5

Yorks & Humber

47

15

30

2

Grand Total

2695

471

2008

216

b) Breakdown of exit cost to date, by type

Total Exit Costs

Voluntary Exit

Voluntary Redundancy

Compulsory Redundancy

£91,618,846

£17,494,697

£71,110,401

£3,013,748

c) Breakdown of exits relating to 2020-21 office closures

Estimated number of exits

Estimated exit cost

Estimated Voluntary Exit

Estimated Voluntary Redundancy

Estimated Compulsory Redundancy

3,138

£128,523,595

0

2,887

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