DCMS moving to the Treasury offices
The UK's Department for Culture, Media and Sport, home to the Gambling Commission, is moving its offices into the Treasury and HM Revenue and Customs building as part of a cost saving exercise according to a report in The Stage. The move, from its current headquarters in Cockspur Street, London is set to be completed next March.
A spokesman for the department said: “The DCMS has been asked to make 50pc administrative savings as part of the government-wide work to help balance the economy. Reducing staff numbers means that, once the Olympics are over, we can move to smaller and less expensive accommodation. By putting all staff on a single floor, we hope to be able to work more efficiently and with greater flexibility.”
The move only serves to re-ignite speculation that the DCMS is preparing to move some of its departments, including the Gambling Commission, to other areas of the government. Although it has repeatedly denied the reports, a spokesperson for the Department refuted news earlier this year that the government could be about to move Britain's gaming regulator, to either the Home Office, where the old Gaming Board was situated, or the Treasury.