HMRC Is Shite

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Wednesday, 7 January 2009

The Death of Ambition?

The Death of Ambition?
I would very much appreciate having some more background on the possible "sad" demise of "Ambition" within HMRC, and the creation of "Vision":

"HMRC's Ambition (like that of many of its staff disillusioned with the never ending stream of distracting initiatives - Pacesetter being public enemy number one) is no more.

We now have the HMRC Vision which was conceived (allegedly) for a mere six figure sum. I presume this is due to it having two fewer letters
!"

In the event that "Ambition" has died, I would guess that few taxpayers may be asking why £1.5M was spent on coming up with the word less than two years ago.

Tax does have to be taxing.

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4 comments:

  1. Six figure sum!? You could buy an atheist bus campaign for that!

    Actually, if £ per letter is important, the full title is "HMRC Purpose, Vision and Way". You can read it on page 7 of the autumn report at:

    www.hmrc.gov.uk/about/autumn-report-2008.pdf

    I don't know how much it cost, though. Perhaps an FOI request? If so, it would probably be best to specify that the costs of staff training should be itemised separately.

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  2. Thanks Anom

    Clasper on page 6 says it is called simply "The Vision", and was in fact launched 3 Nov 2008.

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  3. Vision? What fucking planet are these morons on? No wonder myself and others here at HMRC are so pissed off....

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  4. To be honest those of us at the true coalface - that is the poor sods who actually do the work - and despite what Sir Digby Jones may think we DON'T all earn that much or have fantastic pensions either - are just as fed up and pissed off with all this totally pointless spin as you all are! Ever since the hiring of the late UNLAMENTED David Varney staff have been bombarded by ambitions, plans and visions. WE DONT BLOODY CARE! All I want to be able to do is go to work and do absolutely the best job I can for my taxpayers (I REFUSE to call them customers) and the treasury. Except of course that it seems that we at the lowely grades of the civil service are the only onces not arse licking, pacesetting, attending pink and fluffy focus groups or - laughably - problem solving. No we are just trying to do THE WORK!!! Do you remember the days where if there was a problem you just used to get on the phone to an acountant or employer and get it sorted out there and then? When you had a local relationship with what would probably now be called "STAKEHOLDERS"?

    I have depressed myself now.

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