Cumbernauld’s tax office is set for closure

HM Revenue and Customs in Cumbernauld is to close after decades in the town- when it emerged that that the operation will be moved to Glasgow city centre.

The news was broken to staff an 11am meeting in the tax office, who learned that HMRC’s Scottish operation will be conducted from two new regional centres, the other being in Edinburgh.

We can confirm that the Cumbernauld closure is estimated to come into play in 2019 or 2020. It is unclear at this early stage about the scale of job losses involved.

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Staff were told 18 months ago that changes were set to be made as the aim is to reduce estate savings of £100 million a year by 2025.

Lin Homer, HMRC’s Chief Executive said: “The new regional centres will bring our staff together in a more modern cost-effective buildings with lower rents.

“The changes will enable HMRC to give the customers the modern services they now expect at a lower cost to the taxpayer, meeting the Government’s challenge to do more with less.’’