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Government departments to move out of London

Office blocks in Salford and High Street in Wrexham side by side
Key Cities Newsdesk
December 12, 2023
The Government is bringing forward its target to relocate 22,000 roles out of London from 2030 to 2027.

This decision comes as new figures released recently show that 16,061 roles have already been moved out of London, exceeding the Government’s commitment to relocate 15,000 roles by 2025.

The announcements today include new second headquarters for the Department of Business and Trade in Darlington, and the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology in Salford, Greater Manchester.  Aberdeen has been chosen as the location of a second headquarters of the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero, in addition to Salford.

Wrexham is also set to benefit from a fresh drive in Civil Service growth from today. The Government state that the Department for Work and Pensions is committed to fill 270 new roles which will be based in Wrexham, as well the Ministry of Justice who have committed to place 50 roles in Wrexham rather than London.

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