As per Karen Barrett:
"HMRC to close its 281 enquiry centres in 2014. Looks like the system is about to get more confusing!"As per the BBC the closures will put 1,300 jobs at risk, although HMRC aims to deploy these staff elsewhere.
The centres (currently used by 2.5 million people per annum) will be replaced by a telephone service and home visits (better put the kettle on!), which in theory will save HMRC £13M per annum.
Lin Homer is upbeat, as per the Telegraph:
"HMRC will provide a more modern and accessible service that will target the right support to customers who need it, where and when they want it.”Problem solved!
Tax does have to be taxing.
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