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Lyons Review

The number of jobs which your department, or former department whose remit your department is now responsible for: has a relocated as a …

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The number of jobs which your department, or former department whose remit your department is now responsible for:

  • has a relocated as a result of the Lyons review, and where the jobs have been relocated to?
  • how many jobs were you requested to relocate?
  • how many people does your department employ in the North East now, and how?
  • how many did it employ in the region in 2003?
  • in total how many people does your department employ?

We released the following information on 15 December 2009:

As published in the 2009 annual report the Home Office has relocated 2,951 posts outside of London and the South East. The principal blocks of relocated posts include; the worker registration scheme in Sheffield, Shared Service Centre posts in Newport, and the criminal casework directorate in Liverpool. Whilst the National Asylum Support Service regionalisation programme has relocated posts across Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Newcastle and Peterborough.

The original proposal for the Home Office in the Lyons review was the dispersal of 2,300 candidates. The 2004 spending review confirmed a Home Office target of 2,200 posts from London and South East by 2010. 

On 31 March 2009 the Home Office  employed 879 full-time equivalents in the North East.
On 1st April 2004 (financial year 2003/04) the Home Office  employed 830 full-time equivalents in the North East; however 420 of those were Forensic Science Service employees .

On the 31st March 2009 the Home Office employed 24,366  full-time equivalents.