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Public Sector: Greater London

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 149052, tabled on 1 June 2018

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of the public sector estate is in London.

Answered on

11 June 2018

London accounted for c.20% of the Central Estate, as per the State of the Estate report 2016-17. The size of the overall Central Estate has decreased by over 1.3 million m2 in the last four years.

In the long term, the London Estate could see a reduction in civil servants through the gradual relocation of public service into other regions. This will drive further efficiencies in London and also support economic growth in other parts of England, supported by the Government Hubs programme facilitating moves to more modern and efficient buildings.

The State of the Estate report is published annually and provides information on the efficiency and sustainability of the central civil estate. Further details on the location of the government estate are set out in chapter 2 of the following:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/state-of-the-estate-report-2016-to-2017

Answered by

Cabinet Office