To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the impact of the Department for Work and Pensions' decision to close 42 offices across the UK on his Department’s ability to relocate civil servant roles outside London.
24 March 2022
As the Levelling Up White Paper set out, departments have committed to moving more than 15,000 Civil Service roles out of Greater London by 2025, and 22,000 by 2030. By the end of 2021, more than 2,000 Civil Service jobs had already been relocated from Greater London under the Places for Growth programme.
Questions relating to the closure of DWP offices should be addressed to my Rt Hon Friend, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.