Department staff costs soar

By Heather Jameson | 12 April 2023

The Whitehall department responsible for local government has seen its staff cost double between 2016-17 and 2021-22 while local government cut back its staff.

According to figures from report and accounts documents, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) had 5,705 full time equivalent staff (FTE) in 2021-22, at a cost of £393m.

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