HM Revenue and Customs has announced that they will keep their existing site at East Kilbride saving thousands of jobs.

The regional centre was scheduled to close in 2025/6, but the announcement means that 2000 jobs will be kept in the branch long term.

By staying in East Kilbride, this will be the second HMRC site in the Glasgow region. The first phase of the Glasgow Regional Centre is at 1 Atlantic Square and is due to open in the spring.

The location for the East Kilbride site is yet to be announced.

Jim Harra, HMRC’s Chief Executive and First Permanent Secretary, said: “I am pleased to announce the latest phase of HMRC’s locations strategy and HMRC’s long term commitment to keeping skilled jobs in Portsmouth and East Kilbride.

"The locations strategy is key to enabling HMRC’s transformation into a modern and trusted tax and customs authority, equipped to meet customers’ needs.

"It supports the government’s plans to promote growth and job opportunities by creating opportunities and career paths in every region and country of the UK.”