On Wednesday I wrote:
"the number of resignations by senior managers at HMRC has ‘jumped sharply’ during the year to 31 March 2012, increasing by 45% when compared to the previous year."Senior managers are defined as senior civil servants at grades 6 and 7, earning at least £47K per annum.
All very well and good when looking at the "upper echelons" of HMRC, but what about those who work at the coalface?
Is the employment situation more stable there?
Apparently not, according to Economia 1629 HMRC staff resigned during the same period (an increase of 48% when compared with the 1100 who resigned in 2010-11).
The department that suffered the highest number of resignations was personal tax, with 1187, a 71% increase from only 695 in 2010-11.
Enforcement and compliance saw 281 resignations.
The haemorrhaging of expertise and experience from HMRC is neither good for HMRC nor the taxpayers who have to deal with HMRC.
BTW, off topic, Lin Homer seems to be keeping a very low public profile these days. Has anyone seen her recently?
Tax does have to be taxing.
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