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Revenue and Customs: Offices

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects the Regional Review Programme of HM Revenue and Customs offices in smaller towns and cities across the UK to be completed and its recommendations produced. (194442)

[holding answer 14 March 2008]: HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) told its staff on 14 March that it will publish proposals for reorganising its offices in smaller towns and cities in the South East, East Midlands, West Midlands and North East on 19 March, and expects to announce proposals for the remaining locations by the end of May.

Decisions on the future of these offices are expected to be published by the end of the year, following consultation and detailed feasibility work.