HMRC will close most of its existing offices in the East Midlands by 2020-21 with plans to close Lawress Hall in Lincoln in 2020-21, and Cromwell House in Lincoln between 2016-17.
Jobs under threat as both Lincoln HMRC centres to close
HM Revenue & Customs has announced that 137 offices, including two in Lincoln, will close in a bid to save £100 million by 2025.
My family and I moved to Lincoln in February 1993 whilst Lawress Hall was being constructed, in preparation for its inaugural opening. Many other people were also relocated to staff this college, all being transferred from various locations around the UK.
At the time, this residential college provided the Department with a state of the art facility with full media walls in the lecture rooms and conference theatre, bedrooms (all en-suite), a fully licensed bar and restaurant, leisure pool and jacuzzi, gym and games room... all located in a wonderful lakeside environment. Prior to this most training for the Inland Revenue was conducted in hotels up and down the country.
Whilst I spent many rewarding years working for the Inland Revenue, the highlight of my career was teaching management and personal development courses, and managing the administration staff in this great building. It is a shame it is no longer going to be required in the new slimmer HMRC.
You can get some idea of the excellent facilities on offer from the photographs below:
|Rural lakeside setting|
|A fresh-faced youth delivering management training|
HM Revenue & Customs Hydra Suite
HMRC have been delivering Hydra events since May 2004. Our first purpose built Hydra suite was commissioned and licenced in January 2008 in Lawress Hall, Lincolnshire.
Lawress Hall - UK Government property asset - PFI property located in Lincoln (East Midlands) used by HM Revenue and Customs. Property is 9539 m2 and tenure is PFI.