Disposal of unused government property saves energy costs

According to the latest figures more than £163 million has been saved due to an efficiency drive on the government estate.

The factors behind the reduction are the disposal of unused property and the relocation of civil servants into multi-departmental hubs. The energy bill has been reduced by £163 million and direct emissions cut by 14 per cent compared to the baseline to 2017/2018.

The annual State of the Estate report also shows that since March 2020, 83 per cent (18,283 roles) of the 2027 Places for Growth target have been delivered, and 31.2 per cent of UK-based SCS are now located outside of London.

Parliamentary secretary for the Cabinet Office, Alex Burghart, said: "We are committed to creating more modern and productive work environments where civil servants can be inspired and take pride in delivering the best possible service to the taxpayer.

"These savings on our energy bills, alongside the income generated through the disposal of unused property, will be reinvested into improving the overall quality of the public estate."

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