Treasury staff face squeeze on space
Latest government austerity measures focus on use of Treasury building
Treasury staff are to be given smaller desks an less space in a bid to
crowbar more workers into the department’s Whitehall building.
The Financial Times reports that 1.700 staff currently work in the building
at 1 Horse Guards but the chancellor, George Osborne, believes hundreds more may
accommodated through a different use of the space.
The FT reports one insider saying the space is “under utilised”.
The Horse Guards building, which is already shared with HM Revenue &
Excise has undergone a huge remodelling and was fitted out as a more open plan