Nearly 1,000 Civil Service jobs have been moved from London to Scotland in the last two years, the Cabinet Office has announced.
The figures were outlined during a trip to Glasgow by chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Nadhim Zahawi.
On Tuesday, Zahawi, who is also the minister for intergovernmental relations, visited the department’s new second HQ at Atlantic Square in the city.
A relocation plan set out by the UK Government has set a goal to move 22,000 Civil Service jobs out of London by 2030.
Since the scheme was launched, 933 jobs have been moved from London to Scotland, with a further 600 jobs to be permanently based in Scotland by 2025.
The Cabinet Office will more than double its current number of Glasgow employees to around 750 by that year.
“We want to drive growth right across the United Kingdom and moving Civil Service jobs out of London is crucial to delivering this,” said Zahawi.
“I am delighted to say that the Cabinet Office is leading the way with this work by ensuring we have key decision makers based in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
“It is imperative that we continue to build on this momentum and expand opportunities for people outside of London, giving them the chance to build successful careers right across the UK and bring diversity of thought and experience right to the very top of government.”