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200 jobs under threat as west Cumbrian tax office set to close next year

Credit: PA

Workers at a tax office in west Cumbria have been told it will close next year with the potential loss of more than 200 jobs.

The Public and Commercial Services Union say the Lillyhall Contact Centre near Workington will shut in October 2018.

HM Revenue and Customs has said it will be talking to its staff to establish the support they need and whether they're able to move to another HMRC location or other government department, or a role outside the civil service.