Fam­ily cen­tres round HMRC and our jobs

East Kilbride News - - NEWS -

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.

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