The BBC have broadcast and interview on Radio 4's Today with a serving tax inspector at HMRC (he has spent 10 years there).
"HMRC hasn't been fit for purpose for a very long time.
It's is now at melting point.
We don't have the staff we need, we don't have the resources we need and the computer systems we use are atrocious."
You can listen to the interview here BBC.
Tax does have to be taxing.
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