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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Home Office announced on Wednesday 19 May that a total of 3,000 government jobs are set to be moved to regions outside of London as part of the Places for Growth Scheme to bring policy makers closer to communities and support economic growth. Salford is set significantly benefit from a major move by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, securing the lion’s share of job relocations. BEIS is a ministerial department, supported by 46 agencies and public bodies. The other areas set to benefit from one third of BEIS’s roles placed outside London are Birmingham, Cardiff and Darlington, Belfast and Edinburgh. The announcement was made by Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng and Home Secretary Priti Patel. Salford is also listed as one of the areas expected to benefit from an increase in Home Office personnel, including senior civil service roles. City Mayor of Salford Paul Dennett said: Location Current staff numbers Phase 1 Growth expected Total by 2025 Salford c.10 c.410 420 Birmingham 150 175 325 Cardiff 75 55 130 Darlington 20 105 125 Other locations incl. Aberdeen 230 - 230 Belfast - 60 60 Edinburgh - 60 60 Preston - - - Total 485 865 1350 (30% of core BEIS workforce)