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.

Saturday, 3 May 2008

You're Not Hired

Sorry folks, this post has been removed because it was complete nonsense.

Tax does have to be taxing.

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  1. Sometimes your attacks are pathetic which really weakens your case. A lot of your stuff is right on, speaking as an employee. Please concentrate your attacks on the inherhent problems at excom level. They are a bunch of lying snide untrustworthy labour appointed no nowts who would sell their own family and who most of the decent staff who try to do a decent job despise with venom.

  2. Yeah, I agree. As an HMRC employee myself, I agree that the organisation is a total shambles, but please vent your venom to the dickheads calling the shots at ExCom (should really be called ExCon mind....). There really are some good people at HMRC who truly despair with what has happended to the department.

    However, ExCom are the true root cause of why HMRC has become a joke it truly deserves to be - the typical 'couldn't run a piss-up in a brewery' high-end management.

  3. This site is dedicated to the taxpayers of Britain, and the employees of the HMRC, who have to endure the monumental shambles that is Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

    This site is a living monument to the incompetence and arrogance of Gordon Brown, who set HMRC up.

    If you feel that I miss the target sometimes, then please help me aim more precisely.

    Where you have information for me re Ex Com, or can point me in the right direction, please contact me.


  4. You do realise that this department is shedding 25.000 jobs and is about two thirds of the way there.
    250 office closures are planned between now and 2011 if you think it's bad now wait and see what it's like after the job cuts and closures kick in.There's rumours of another 12500 job cuts after 2011.

  5. Balrog,

    As you quite rightly say, the cuts are deep.

    However, if the restructuring had been properly thought through and was being well executed, there would still be a need for bringing in people with the skill sets and qualifications necessary to run and work in the "new restructured" organisation.

    The fact that there appears to be no recruiting going on indicates that the "plan", if there really is one, is half baked and will fail.

  6. Fieldmarshals, generals, footsoldiers, all part of the same bastard army in my view.

    It wasn't senior management I spoke to on the phone last year who staunchly defended the practice of automatically reducing one's tax allowance by benefits contained in the previous tax return but not automatically reducing it when the same benefits were not claimed.

    It was not the head of HMRC who sent me a tax demand based on every damn expense in my accounts including company van running expenses which the inspector knew damn well are already taxed as a benefit in kind and totally valid expenses that they had already wasted two hours of my time asking about.

    If you work for a shite organisation, then take your share of the responsibility for the things it does and the flack that goes with it or get a proper job.

    Keep it up Mr K.

  7. Xoggoth "get a real job"most people I know that come out with that statement wouldn't know a real job if it bit them on the arse.
    The bastard army that you so gleefully quote are doing their best but if you throw someone to the wolves with 6 weeks training what do you expect?

  8. 6 weeks training?

    What f**king training?