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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Penny Ciniewicz Returns To HMRC


Penny Ciniewicz, chief executive of the Valuation Office Agency (VOA), has been hired as head of HMRC’s customer compliance group taking over from Jennie Granger who stepped down in May and Angela MacDonald, currently operational excellence director in HMRC, will take on Ruth Owen’s old role of customer services group head.

Penny Ciniewicz will return to HMRC on 4 September to become director general for customer compliance, which includes compliance for all customer groups, from large businesses to individuals, as well as HMRC’s counter-avoidance and fraud investigation functions.

This marks a return home for Ciniewicz, CCH Daily reports that prior to being CEO of the VOA, Ciniewicz was director of knowledge, analysis and intelligence at HMRC from 2007 to 2009. She was also principal private secretary to the Cabinet Secretary and director aerospace and defence at the Department for Trade and Industry, holding both roles for only two years.

Ciniewicz said:
"It’s a privilege to be returning to HMRC after nearly eight years as chief executive for the VOA. I’m delighted to have the opportunity to build on the work of Jennie Granger in ensuring we reduce the tax gap and promote compliance, ensuring we bring in the money that pays for the UK’s public services."
Angela MacDonald will take up her new role on 7 August. She was appointed director for operational excellence at HMRC in January 2017 and has previously been operational excellence director at the Department for Work and Pensions from 2013 to 2017. Prior to joining the Civil Service, MacDonald worked in the financial services sector.

Angela MacDonald said:
"As operational excellence director, I see firsthand the commitment and passion among our people for delivering high-quality customer service. This is a fantastic opportunity and it is a privilege to follow in Ruth Owen’s footsteps, investing in and building the best service we can for all our customers, now and in the future."
Melissa Tatton, currently director for individuals and small business compliance at HMRC, will replace Ciniewicz as CEO of the VOA.

Jon Thompson, chief executive of HMRC, said:
"I’d like to congratulate Melissa, Penny and Angela on their appointments, and am delighted to welcome them to HMRC’s Executive Committee. They bring a wealth of capability, leadership and experience with them, and will have vital roles to play in helping build our future and achieve our vision of becoming a world-class organisation."
By happenstance I have looked up VOA on Glassdoor, and see a few comments from employees thusly:
"you will be over worked and under paid
management will take credit for your hard work
you will be pushed to your limit and likely bullied if you dare speak up
put a foot wrong and they will hold it against you for ever more.

Management are made up of people jumping form other departments and pulling their mates along with them. You have no chance of any career progression unless you are someone who can do as you are told and not think for yourself. They don't like that. Avoid as all costs this is an awful place to work.

Advice to Management
you are not very nice people, you promote bullying and harassment in the work place"
More bullying mentioned here:
"Cliquey teams and a lot of bullying from certain managers - who then are protected by the ''NEW'' office Senior who used to be a co- worker herself and promised to rid of bullies - laughable."
 
Tax does have to be taxing.

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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

HMRC Now Moving Into Croydon Hub


HMRC staff have begun moving into 1 Ruskin Square, Croydon, as from 24 July.

CCH Daily reports that HMRC will occupy building one at Ruskin Square in Croydon on a 25-year lease. Building one is the first structure to have been completed with over 180,000 sq. ft. of office space.

The 600 HMRC staff who are already based in Croydon will be part of the move to the new regional hub.

HMRC said:
"As part of our transformation programme, the existing Croydon office will be closing by late 2017 and staff will relocate to the new regional centre development.

It is a new building and part of the Ruskin Square development in Croydon next to East Croydon station. It has been chosen for its easy-to-reach location, with excellent transport links and quick access to Central London and a design which will provide HMRC with the digital infrastructure required by a modern tax authority."
Good luck to all who sail in her!

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Monday, 24 July 2017

Tax Credit Deadline One Week Away


As there is now one week to go until the 31 July tax credit renewal deadline, HMRC is urging the 960,000 people that are still to renew to do it now or risk having their payments stopped and, in some cases, being required to repay the money they have received since April.

CCH Daily reports that in 2016 410,000 people had their payments stopped or altered because they missed the deadline to inform HMRC of changes to their circumstances. These include changes to working hours, income and childcare costs.

Rachel McLean, HMRC’s interim director general of customer services, said:
We’ve made some really helpful improvements this year to our online and app services to support our customers. We know life can be hectic so the start and stop feature allows customers to begin and complete their renewal on a day and time convenient for them.

It’s fantastic that 32,000 have used our app and 733,000 customers have already renewed their tax credits online.’
Has the service improved?


Tax does have to be taxing.

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Friday, 21 July 2017

HMRC Wants People To Report Avoidance


Yesterday HMRC posted a tweet about its fraud hotline, asking people to report evasion and avoidance.

Avoidance, as we all know, is legal. However, HMRC want to mire the term with the illegal activity of evasion.

Oddly enough, after an outburst of piss taking tweets from taxpayers, the HMRC tweet was deleted.


Fortunately someone took a screen shot!

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Thursday, 20 July 2017

IT Exodus From Public Sector



No surprises there then!

Tax does have to be taxing.

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Insurance to protect you against the cost of enquiry or dispute with HMRC is available from several sources including Solar Tax Investigation Insurance.

Ken Frost has negotiated a 10% discount on any polices that may suit your needs.

However, neither Ken Frost nor HMRCISSHITE either endorses or recommends their services.

What is Solar Tax Investigation Insurance?

Solar Tax Investigation Insurance is a tax-fee protection service that will pay up to £75,000 towards your accountant's fees in the event of an HM Revenue & Customs full enquiry or dispute.

To find out more, please use this link Solar Tax Investigation Insurance



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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

HMRC Rip-off Credit Card Fees Banned From 2018




Tax does have to be taxing.

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Insurance to protect you against the cost of enquiry or dispute with HMRC is available from several sources including Solar Tax Investigation Insurance.

Ken Frost has negotiated a 10% discount on any polices that may suit your needs.

However, neither Ken Frost nor HMRCISSHITE either endorses or recommends their services.

What is Solar Tax Investigation Insurance?

Solar Tax Investigation Insurance is a tax-fee protection service that will pay up to £75,000 towards your accountant's fees in the event of an HM Revenue & Customs full enquiry or dispute.

To find out more, please use this link Solar Tax Investigation Insurance



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