Government Department move to Wolverhampton could create '1000' new jobs

Stuart Anderson MP has welcomed the news that the Government’s Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is exploring the possibility of setting up office in Wolverhampton. Credit: Stuart Anderson MP

A Wolverhampton MP says plans to move a government department to the city, could create more than 1000 jobs in the Civil Service.

Stuart Anderson MP says he has been working closely with the Ministry of Communities, Housing and Local Government to set up a new office in Wolverhampton.

The department is responsible for increasing housing supply and supporting communities with public services.

It is currently based in London.

Although plans for the move haven't been approved yet, Mr Anderson says he is confident it will get the go ahead, following positive conversations with the Secretary of State, Robert Jenrick.

I am delighted that the Government is looking at setting up a base for one of its most influential departments in our great city. It follows the £14.9 million that we secured for the National Brownfield Institute. This is a step in the right direction and, if approved, it could see up to a thousand jobs created for local people

Stuart Anderson MP