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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
building.

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