Ministers will be based outside London or the first time after the Government announced plans to relocate a large part of a Whitehall department to Wolverhampton. 
Robert Jenrick announced that the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), which he heads, would set up a second headquarters in his home city as part of the drive to shift the Governments focus away from London. 
At least 500 civil servants will be working in the departments new centre by 2025, with further recruitment planned by 2030. 
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Ministers as well as senior officials will also be permanently based in the Wolverhampton site to ensure policy decisions are taken away from Whitehall. 
Mr Jenrick, who was born in the city and went to its grammar school, said: With a dual headquarters in Wolverhampton my department will not only change where we work but how we work, signalling the end of the Whitehall knows best approach. All of us at the department are looking forward to having the opportunity to work there. 
The Communities Secretary said the MHCLG would work with other Whitehall departments to increase numbers of posts away from the capital. 
This Government knows that by having more local voices at the heart of our policy development and delivery, we will support our communities more effectively, and we will continue to develop greater career options in Government outside of London, he said. 
In choosing the city of Wolverhampton we are also backing our great smaller cities, some of which have been neglected for too long. We want to raise their stature, encourage civic pride and commercial success. 
In January Mr Jenrick chose Wolverhampton to begin a tour of the 100 areas receiving money from the Towns Fund, although the event did not go smoothly.  
His department faced criticism the time for wrongly referring to the city as a town in announcing their ministers visit.