James Duddridge, Member of Parliament for Rochford and Southend East, has welcomed the announcement from HM Revenue and Customs that Alexandra House will remain open for an extra 2 years.
Although HM Revenue and Customs still intend to close Alexandra House and move its services into London, it has decided to use the building as a part of its preparations as the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.
“It is still not ideal that Alexandra House is closing its doors. However, I welcome the news that HM Revenue and Customs has extended its stay in Southend for an extra two years.
This means that people working in Customs, IT and teams associated with Brexit work in Southend will continue to work locally until the end of 2022. As such, it allows a longer period of transition before Alexandra House closes its doors for good.”