SNP MP slams Dundee HMRC office closures

© DC ThomsonDundee West MP Chris Law
Dundee West MP Chris Law

A company registered in an offshore tax haven will make money as Dundee HMRC employees lose their jobs, according to a city MP.

Chris Law attacked plans to shut Caledonian House, with the likely loss of 130 jobs, and shift 650 staff at Sidlaw House to the DWP.

The Dundee West representative slammed the fact Mapeley, based in the Bahamas, had the ownership of HMRC office leases transferred to it in 2001.

He told MPs: “Who stands to profit from the sales of HMRC local offices? Mapeley. Why not use local council offices that may be available, then any profits would go straight to the Treasury?”