Queen Elizabeth House

Ms Kay made this Freedom of Information request to HM Revenue and Customs

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Dear HM Revenue and Customs,

Please provide me with the following -

1) from 5 January 2021, the number of civil servants working in Queen Elizabeth House, Edinburgh each week (including staff using the office on a part time or full time basis)
2) the job titles of the staff who are currently working in Queen Elizabeth House, Edinburgh on a part time or full time basis (since 5 January 2021)
3) a copy of any justification for them to continue to work from the office or any assessments which were undertaken to determine that their presence in the office remains essential and that their role cannot be done from home
4) if no material is available for part 3, a copy of any material which sets out why assessments or individual justification of continued office use was deemed as not required despite the current legislation regarding working from home.

Yours faithfully,

Ms Kay

FOI Central Team, HM Revenue and Customs

Our ref: FOI2021/00615

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Dear Ms Kay,

We are writing in response to your request for information, received 29
January.

Yours sincerely,

HMRC Freedom of Information Team