Monday 28th July 2008
Government brings administration jobs to Wales
Jobs in administration will be available in Wales after the government announced it will open a new civil service office, the North Wales Daily Post has reported.
Up to 40 jobs in administration are set to be created in Rhyl with the opening of a Valuation Office Agency (VOA), which is responsible for the assessment of council tax and business rates, as part of efficiency measures.
A spokesperson for the VOA said: "This decision was taken after examining a number of Welsh locations. The processing centre will utilise surplus accommodation at the current HM Revenue and Customs building in Churton Road, Rhyl."
Civil servants had protested at the possible loss of administration jobs from the HM Revenue and Customs office in Rhyl which could have influenced the government's decision, according to a local MP.
Vale of Clwyd Labour MP Chris Ruane told the Daily Post: "Some 40 jobs are coming to Rhyl which is good news. I'm convinced it was the case put by the workers that played a big part in this decision."
The VOA employs around 4,000 workers in administration jobs in a network of 86 offices throughout England, Wales and Scotland.
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