Published: 15th Mar 2021

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced the creation of a second headquarters in Birmingham and a northern hub in Leeds. According to the Whitehall department, it will help to create 650 jobs in the two cities. It follows an announcement last month that the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is to open a second headquarters in Wolverhampton. The DfT’s Birmingham headquarters will include new ministerial offices, with ministers expected to spend a significant amount of time there. The DfT has already begun recruiting in Birmingham and Leeds, with 100 roles created so far. This includes senior civil servant positions, which otherwise would have been based in London, with attracting senior figures to these locations key to the success of the initiative. The government is also announcing today that half of senior civil service roles will be located outside of London by 2030. ‘This is a historic move … (To read the full article, subscribe below)