We can now put a figure on the relocation of government jobs to York from London.
And we can also reveal that some of the jobs will be completely new.
YorkMix reported on Tuesday how the Cabinet Office was planning to transfer some of its roles to York.
Chief operating officer for the Civil Service Alex Chisholm said “the Cabinet Office will now be operating out of Glasgow as our second headquarters, as well as in York and other locations across the UK”.
Now we have more details about this move.
A Cabinet Office spokesperson told YorkMix: “Decision makers should be close to the people they serve and we want to see opportunity, jobs and investment fairly distributed across the country.
“As part of our drive to relocate roles from London to the rest of the UK, 200 roles will be moved to and created in York over the next five years.”
The 200 roles will join the already 400 strong Cabinet Office presence in York.
City of York Council leader Keith Aspden welcomed the news, but said: “Whilst this is excellent news, job relocations alone don’t constitute a northern strategy that would bring together policy and meaningful investment for the region.
“I look forward to seeing the promises made to our city, region and the north, to level up, being delivered.”