The DVLA says it'll create 450 jobs at its Swansea HQ as it closes offices around the UK to change the way it offers services to drivers. The agency says its plans to offer more services online will save £26m a year. It'll mean the closure of 39 offices including in Bangor, Swansea and Cardiff.
The DVLA says more than 5,000 of its 6,000 UK staff are based in Wales, with most of those at the Swansea HQ. A spokesman said,
Today's announcement on how we are going to give customers a better, quicker service means up to 450 additional jobs in Swansea.
A top priority now is to support our staff in our 39 regional offices across Great Britain. These are clearly uncertain times for them and their families and we will do all we can to support them through these changes
The 30 staff in our Swansea local office will simply relocate to our main site and we'll be talking to the 34 staff in our Cardiff office and the 12 staff in our Bangor office to explore what options are available to them.
These include potential relocation to Swansea or elsewhere in the Civil Service
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