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Tuesday, 10 August 2010

HMRC Running Scared - The Smell of Fear

In a clear indication that HMRC and the government is running scared from revealing how truly badly HMRC is performing, the Cabinet Office/HMRC have cancelled publication of this year's full annual HMRC report.

This means that information about HMRC's performance is hidden from public view.

HMRC have instead published a basic financial report and accounts.

The basic report excludes, a.o.:

- Figures showing the number of prosecutions against taxpayers
- The success rate of court actions pursued by HMRC
- A breakdown of details of complaints against HMRC

Needless to say, by hiding crucial information in this manner, HMRC management and the Cabinet Office are doing their best to avoid being held to account for their failures.

This tactic won't work, one way or another the information will leak out and enter the public domain.

So folks, exactly what are they trying to hide?

Tax does have to be taxing.

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  1. What happened to the adage that those who have nothing to hide have nothing to fear?

  2. Maybe they have got something to fear.

  3. We need a bounty hunter to find the figures.

    Trevor Scott

  4. why have they spent the past year phoning people up at work ang asking them to complete a survey on their experience of dealing with hmrc? Who gets this data after it has been collated?

  5. Jake, they maybe got the wrong answers.

  6. Just wait until the spending review comes out! A certain leaked letter is already causing a load of shit in the Ministry Of Justice....

  7. No problems there for HMRC. It takes months for any paparwork to get out from them.