UK civil service 'hubs' for Edinburgh and Cardiff
HMRC will be main occupier of new developments in Welsh and Scottish capitals
Edinburgh - Edinburgh City Council
The UK Government has announced a new hub for HMRC in Cardiff to match its similar commitment in Edinburgh.
The new developments will consolidate government departments outside London as part of ongoing reforms to the civil service.
The aim is to reduce the number of government buildings from 800 to around 200 by 2022.
- The digital defenders: Some of the key players in Scottish public sector ICT
- Scottish Public Service Awards
The Edinburgh development at New Waverley, announced last month, will include the new consolidated regional centre for HMRC.
The Cardiff announcement is a similar commitment, with HMRC the majority occupier.
Minister for Government Resilience and Efficiency, Caroline Nokes, said: "Alongside significant savings for the taxpayer, the roll out of government hubs will provide modern working environments across the whole of the UK that will enable us to provide the best public services we can."
2,900 civil servants will move into the Edinburgh premises in 2020.
HMRC Chief Executive, Jon Thompson, said: "Locating HMRC's new regional centre for Edinburgh in the New Waverley development is another step in HMRC's transformation, into a modern, digitally-advanced tax authority. HMRC will bring its teams together to promote closer working relationships, and increasing our effectiveness in collecting taxes."
Diversity on public boards requires more women, minorities and representation from across UK, says minister
Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Bill passed at Holyrood by 88 to 28
Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body confirms members of the Scottish Parliament will get a 0.6 per cent pay rise
Colin Mair, Chief Executive of the Improvement Service, on the state of local government in Scotland