Land Registery to cut a further 800 jobs

The Land Registry will cut a further 800 jobs, it has emerged.

About 1,500 jobs are already set to go by the end of 2011, but the new cull would take place by 2014, bringing the total workforce to about 4,200.

The organisation hopes to achieve the reductions through voluntary redundancies, the Press Association has reported.

Chief executive Marco Pierleoni said: “The aim of the plans is to bring certainty and financial stability as quickly as possible and to secure the future of the Land Registry in these very difficult times.”

However, some offices originally set for closure will remain open, saving 500 staff from compulsory redundancy.

Stevenage and Tunbridge Wells offices will close by June 2011, and its Portsmouth office will relocate to the city council’s offices before shutting in 2013.

IT support and facilities management will be outsourced, the organisation confirmed.

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