To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many of his Department's roles have been moved out of central London in the last (a) 12 months, (b) six months and (c) three months; and how many of those roles have been filled by staff (i) of his Department who previously filled that same role when the role was located in central London, (ii) who previously worked for his Department in other roles and (iii) who have not previously worked for his Department.
There will be at least 750 roles based at the Darlington economic campus, with the Treasury expecting to provide up to 300 of these. The Treasury’s workforce in Darlington will be made up of existing staff who voluntarily relocate from London in their existing roles and people who are recruited directly to the campus. The expression of interest process remains open for existing Treasury staff who wish to move, and relocations are taking place on a gradual basis. Almost all Treasury roles are advertised as available in Darlington, and we have launched a series of recruitment campaigns exclusively for Darlington based Treasury roles. We are working at pace to establish the campus as quickly as possible and will publish details of relocations and recruitment in HMT’s 21/22 annual report and accounts.