The move comes as part of the government's 'levelling up' agenda
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced it will move around 500 jobs to Wales as part of the government’s Places for Growth programme, aimed at ‘levelling up’ communities across the UK.
New regional MoJ offices will expand the MoJ’s presence in Swansea, Cardiff and Newport, with additional roles in North Wales. Seven Justice Collaboration Centres will be launched, along with a series of satellite offices.
The government’s Places for Growth programme aims to move 22,000 civil service roles out of London by 2030. However, despite its claim “good progress” has been made towards this goal, a recent report by think tank Onward said little progress had been made.