11 May 2022

PCS condemns insolvency office closure plans

PCS has condemned plans to close more than half the insolvency offices in England, putting more than 300 jobs at risk.

The government today announced 10 offices – which provide information on bankruptcy, redundancy, paying off debts, company insolvency and misconduct of trading companies and partnerships – would be closed in Cambridge, Watford, Birkenhead, Blackpool, Brighton, Chatham, Reading, Southampton, Bristol, Plymouth over the next 5 years. 

9 offices in England will remain open, along with one in Cardiff and another in Edinburgh. 

PCS General Secretary Mark Serwotka said: “This is yet another blow to hard-working civil servants, who are treated with utter contempt by the government. 

“Their work is constantly undervalued by ministers; these office closures follow hard on the heels of DWP office closures across the UK.  

“We shall not sit back and witness our civil service being systematically destroyed in front of our eyes. We shall fight these closures, as we’re fighting the DWP office closures, because cuts have consequences, not only for our members, but for those who use these important services.” 

Ask your local MP to support our campaign to stop these damaging closures and redundancies by emailing them using our e-action today.