Ministry of Housing, Communities and
2 Marsham Street
Tel:030 3444 0000 www.gov.uk/mhclg
Mr Abdul Hai
What Do They Know
Date: 14 April 2021
Dear Mr Hai, Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your request for information, which we received on 12 March
2021 and processed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
‘How many staff will the new Belfast office have?
What are likely to be the yearly running costs?’
We can confirm that some of the information requested is held by the Ministry of
Housing, Communities and Local Government. I have detailed below the information. How many staff will the new Belfast office have?
We have recently advertised the first 9 MHCLG roles in Northern Ireland to help
implement new UK-wide investment programmes announced in the Budget,
benefitting from local knowledge of projects coming forward and working closely
with the Northern Ireland Executive and others to maximise investment
The Government is committed to moving more civil servants out of London and
closer to the communities they serve - including Northern Ireland. We will consider
our plans to grow our presence there as needed. What are likely to be the yearly running costs?
We are working with the Government Property Agency to identify a suitable location
but do not have a location agreed and are therefore unable to provide annual costs.
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