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.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Das Boot

Let's start the week with a little light reading about HMRC boarding a U-boat last Thursday and arresting its "captain", wrt allegations over a £1M VAT fraud.

The Yorkshire Post reports that officers from HMRC boarded "U-8047", a converted barge which is tethered to a jetty behind the Royal Armouries museum in Leeds, and arrested Richard Williams its "captain".

Officers then conducted a detailed search of the U-boat, examining fittings and artifacts of the floating museum.

The early morning raid (part of Operation Cloudcastle) was carried out by investigators from HMRC, assisted by UK Border Agency officers and local police.

Mr Williams, aside from "commanding" a U-boat,  also once built a Star Trek Enterprise “bridge” in his front room.
Tax does have to be taxing.

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