Cuts Watch #2: Job cuts over Home Information Pack suspension
In its question and answer section relating to yesterday’s suspension of Home Information Packs the Department for Communities and Local Government acknowledges that ‘thousands’ of jobs could be lost as a result of the policy change.
In response to the question “Thousands of people involved in the production of HIPs will now lose their jobs?” the Department states:
It is not good enough to carry on with a policy that is both unnecessary and costly, purely on the basis of providing job security.
This is implicit recognition that this cut will mean thousands of Home Information Pack assessors and trainers will lose their jobs. The Association of Home Information Pack Providers estimates that around 3,000 job losses are possible with up to 10,000 workers affected.