I assume that "benchmarking" forms part and parcel of the daily ritual of the "improvement processes" being applied in HMRC?
Therefore it may prove helpful to staff who are being made redundant to know that (according to the Telegraph) HMRC paid out £18,603,327 in redundancy payments to 528 department staff last year.
That works out at an average of around £35K each.
As already noted by one loyal reader, Bernadette Kenny, who was the director-general for personal tax at HMRC, received a lump sum of £151,480 and an annual payment of £50,493 until 2016.
She has since started work as the chief executive at the Church of England Pensions Board, a job advertised as coming with a “competitive six-figure package”.
However, she was of course a "special case".
Civil servants are all equal, except some are more equal than others.
Tax does have to be taxing.
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