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, 27 June 2008

Power Corrupts

Power Corrupts
The Tories are going to mount a last ditch attempt next week to halt the juggernaut of new powers that will be granted to HMRC, when the finance bill enters its final stages.

Shadow chief secretary, Philip Hammond, made the promise specifically in relation to the new powers which include the right to "raid" businesses and visit the offices of advisers during a tax investigation.

These powers will quite clearly be used for fishing expeditions, as there is no oversight over HMRC.

The Liberal Democrats are backing the Tories, and note that civil liberties are at stake.

HMRC is meant to be purely an administrative function that collects taxes, it is not meant to be a weapon used by the state against the people.

Tax does have to be taxing.

The New Statesman, Britain's leading political magazine is delighted to announce that HMRC Is Shite has been nominated for a New Media Award in the category of Campaign For Change. The campaign for change award will go to the individual or organisation that has most effectively influenced opinions and behaviour through the use of new media technology. The winner of this award will champion a cause and provide information and tools to instigate change.

The full press release can be downloaded here.

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