Chancellor Visits Darlington Campus As More Jobs Come To Town

18th August 2022
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Given the upheaval in Downing Street recently, Darlington hasn’t been able to welcome every Chancellor to the area, but Nadhim Zawahi was at the Darlington Economic Campus recently, announcing its official site.

This announcement is part of the Levelling Up Campaign, and it is hoped that a number of Government departments will bring a significant job impact to the local area.

There are more than 130 Treasury staff members employed in Darlington, and the plan is for this number to go beyond 300 come 2025.

As property specialists in Darlington, we welcome anything which brings jobs to the local area. However, the high-profile nature of the Darlington Economic Campus, and the jobs associated with the area is very welcome, and will hopefully entice more businesses to come to the area.

There is also the hope that existing local businesses, of all shapes and sizes, will receive a positive knock-on effect from the appearance of the new positions.

Government departments located at the Darlington Economic Campus

The following Government departments are located at the Darlington Economic Campus:

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Department for Education
  • Department for International Trade
  • Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
  • HM Treasury
  • The Office for National Statistics

The big news for the local community is that there will be a minimum of 750 roles at the campus, which is positive news for the local population, and the economy.

Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, has spoken about the campus, saying "Having civil service jobs in Darlington isn’t an exercise of moving workers from Whitehall. These are jobs for local people - over 80% of first recruits to Treasury have been recruited from the local area."

It is great to see local people benefit

While it would be good to being new people to Darlington and surrounding areas, no one can be disappointed about so many existing residents finding employment at the campus.

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nadhim Zahawi, said; “It was great to work from the Darlington Economic Campus yesterday and announce the Treasury’s new permanent office at the heart of the town. We are levelling up across the UK, tapping into the extraordinary talent in towns across the country and I am eager to see more Treasury roles in Darlington. People in all parts of this great country have a right to be at the heart of government decision-making and we are delivering on that promise by moving up to 300 Treasury roles to Darlington by 2025.”

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