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Closure of the HMRC office at International House in Ealing

EDM (Early Day Motion) 233: tabled on 02 March 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 24 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that the pressures on HMRC arising from the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, including the possibility of greater variation in customs and tariff arrangements, makes it imperative that retention of staff expertise is prioritised; further notes that the proximity of HMRC’s Ealing office to Heathrow airport makes it a strategically important location in allowing tax officers to link up with Border Force officials; regrets that management proposals to close the Ealing office will result in the loss of many highly-qualified and experienced members of staff who are unable to relocate to the new Regional Hub in Stratford; offers support and solidarity to members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union taking industrial action to protest at the planned closure; and therefore calls on HMRC management to suspend the existing plan to close the site and seek agreement over alternative arrangements.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.