Valerie presents petition on closure of HMRC office

I presented a petition on Wednesday 23 March 2016 on the closure of the Walsall HMRC site scheduled for March 2017.

The terms of the petition to the House of Commons was:

The petition of residents of the UK,

Declares that in November 2015 Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announced that the Walsall HMRC site will close in March 2017; further that HMRC will no longer have a presence in Walsall; further that this closure will result in over 60 permanent jobs losses in Walsall; further that this could lead to a loss of £1 million in the local economy; further that this loss will inevitably impact on businesses in the locality; and further that a local petition on a similar matter has been signed by 500 individuals.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges HMRC to reverse the decision to close the Walsall HMRC site and carry out a full public consultation exercise on this closure.


The petition will now go to the relevant department and appropriate Select Committee who will make comments on the petition.