Family centres round HMRC and our jobs
30 years I moved to East Kilbride ago when I found employment with HMRC. One I met my wife in Centre in the tax and my sons work offices. my town, It saddens me to see I’ve raised my a good town where government family, torn apart by consideration plans which have no for working people. As a single parent, working in Centre 1 suits me. I can take my daughter to nursery on my way in to work, pick her up and drop her at her gran’s when nursery closes during my lunch break and be home to see her 15 minutes after I finish. If my job in HMRC goes, I’ll have to either move to Glasgow – meaning my daughter will lose her wee friends – or take a lower paid job here. If I need to pay for childcare, I’ll leave East My sons will have to paid Kilbride to find decent employment. around Yet this town was built the civil service. effect the It’s plain to see the on our financial crash of 2008 home town. be The government should communities – helping struggling in. not putting the boot be living hand to mouth. Commuting elsewhere would mean valuable time away from my daughter which is not good, especially in her formative years. Looking after a wee one isn’t exactly cheap so sacrifices would need to be made. HMRC are hypocrites – they don’t care about their staff at all or towns like East Kilbride. This is a good place to bring up children but if 10 per cent of the jobs are lost it won’t be so good.