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Revenue and Customs: Peterhead

Volume 506: debated on Wednesday 3 March 2010

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consultation HM Revenue and Customs has undertaken with staff based at Keith House, Peterhead, over the Workforce Change programme. (311964)

Staff at the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) office at Keith House, Peterhead were invited to give their views on the proposal to vacate the office during an eight week period from 11 June to 6 August 2008.

Following the announcement on 4 December 2008 that HMRC would withdraw from Keith House, managers have held one-to-one meetings with staff to discuss their options, taking account of individual personal circumstances. A regional implementation team was set up to explore redeployment options and find suitable opportunities within HMRC and in other Government Departments and Agencies. Seminars for all affected staff are being held, and further support is being planned for those staff who want to continue their civil service careers.