Published: 20th Feb 2021

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has announced it is to open a second headquarters in Wolverhampton. In a move away from Whitehall, housing secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed the new headquarters will have a regular ministerial presence and senior civil servants will also be based there. Mr Jenrick added at least 500 Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) Group roles will be based across the West Midlands by 2025 – with further increases planned by 2030. Further information on the building in Wolverhampton that will house the department in the region will be announced later this year. ‘With a dual headquarters in Wolverhampton my department will not only change where we work but how we work, signalling the end of the Whitehall knows best approach,’ said Mr Jenrick. ‘All of us at the department are looking forward to having the opportunity to work there. … (To read the full article, subscribe below)