What Westminster power grab? Sturgeon EXPANDS offices to cope with new responsibilities

NICOLA Sturgeon’s claims of a Westminster “power grab” suffered a blow today as it emerged her government is taking over another office block for a beefed-up civil service.

The Scottish Government will expand its current Atlantic Quay premises in Glasgow to four more floors of a nearby building as it handles a raft of tax and welfare responsibilities and post-Brexit powers.

The multi-million pound move comes amid a boom in government workers with directly employed and casual staff increasing by 630 alone last year.

Officials confirmed the new space was needed to prepare for the new devolved social security system, further devolution, and...
source: Express

2018-07-11 23:35
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