To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the current lease arrangements are for HMRC Regional Centres throughout the UK; what the (a) duration and (b) end date is of each those leases; and which of those leases contain break clauses.
21 July 2020
HMRC’s Regional Centres will have leases of 25 years’ duration with most containing breaks at 20 years; all include the ability to assign or sublet should the need arise. End dates depend on when each one starts, which varies according to individual site construction and fit-out programmes and when they are completed.
HMRC published their People and Equality Impact Assessments (PEIA) on GOV.UK on 17 July 2018. The PEIA sets out the action HMRC are taking to mitigate potential impacts of the Locations Programme, which includes additional support being put in place for employees. HMRC are currently undertaking the annual refresh of the document and will publish it when HMRC have been able to consider all necessary factors. In 2019, the annual update was published on GOV.UK: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/people-and-equality-impact-assessment-for-hmrcs-locations-programme.