Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Department for Work and Pensions: East Ayrshire (7 Feb 2017)

Alan Brown Scottish National Party, Kilmarnock and Loudoun

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the expected costs are of the proposal to relocate staff and resources from Cumnock administration centre.

Damian Hinds The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

We are not yet in a position to share an estimated figure due to commercial confidentiality pending completion of legal processes and staff consultations. We expect to make savings for the tax payer from merging offices by reducing running costs and making best use of office space available.