HMRC Is Shite

HMRC Is Shite
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Saturday, 28 June 2008

The Nearly Man - Epilogue

Dave The Nearly Man HartnettIn case there is any doubt whatsoever, Dave "Nearly Man" Hartnett will not be promoted from "acting CEO" to permanent CEO; as Chairman Clasper's first order of business will be to find and appoint a CEO.

Tax does have to be taxing.

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  1. ...and then the next priority is addressing the ongoing subject of data security. I see that the government will spend 155 million pounds on improving data security at HMRC following on from the 'entirely avoidable' Datagate fiasco. £155m is one mighty pricetag indeed. Make no mistake, this is serious money and the pricetag is obviously reflective of just how bad the mess is at HMRC... it really is a "Brown administration" in so very many ways!!!

  2. It is indeed a hefty price. However, with staff morale at absoulte rock bottom, it is likely that there will soon be no officers left for the Data Secuity Commissars to monitor.