HMRC Is Shite

HMRC Is Shite
Dedicated to the taxpayers of Britain, and the employees of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), who have to endure the monumental shambles that is HMRC.

Friday, 14 December 2007

Spin

Spin
The Chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Kieran Poynter, will publish an interim report into the IT failures at the HMRC on Monday. It had been scheduled for today, unaccountably it is being delayed until the final week in the run up to Christmas.

I wonder why?

Coincidentally, or maybe not, Chancellor Alistair Darling is to announce measures on Monday that will in his view prevent a repeat performance of "Datagate". He will also call a halt to the police search for the missing discs.

The search was downgraded last week from 47 detectives to 32.

Needless to say, HMRC and the government continue to blame a junior member of staff for the loss.

How convenient!

This blame game continues to be played out, despite the fact that the CDs were sent unencrypted three times and the HMRC ignored a request to send only part of the information rather than the complete database.

A pretty lousy way to deflect blame, and to spin the story, but this is what we have come to expect from this government.

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