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Murphy to meet Treasury Officials about HMRC jobs

24 November, 2014 - by Conor Murphy

Sinn Féin MP Conor Murphy is to meet with British treasury Officials in London tomorrow (Tuesday 25th November) to discuss the ongoing issue of the closure of the HMRC office in Newry.

Speaking before travelling to London Mr Murphy said;

"The closure of the HRMC office in Newry with the loss of almost 100 jobs will have a huge impact on the local economy.

"Although HMRC claim it carried out a consultation with staff, no equality impact assessment was conducted.

"The fact is that it will disproportionately affect women.

"I will be seeking answers as to why proper consideration was not taken of this situation. 

"Sinn Féin will continue to engage with HMRC to ensure that all rights and entitlements of the workers are respected."

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