To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many full-time equivalent civil servants in his Department are working on developing new policy initiatives to support people during the covid-19 outbreak.
HMT takes a flexible and dynamic approach to resourcing in order to meet Government priorities. Many staff working on the government’s COVID-19 response often do so alongside its other policy priorities. We do not routinely record the number of full time equivalent civil servants who work on individual policy initiatives.
As at September 2020 HMT had 1838.8 paid full time equivalent staff. https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questions/detail/2020-12-17/131452