HMRC Is Shite

HMRC Is Shite
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Thursday, 30 May 2013

Hanging On The Telephone

Courtesy of John Andrews:
"After 12 mins 35 secs a human from answered the's average is something over 18 mins...yesterday just got cut off."
Would other loyal readers care to comment if this is a record?

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  1. And from next week the enquirey centres start to close. Good luck to those who can't afford an accountant.

  2. Sorry to go against the flow. I had to ring HMRC a couple of days ago. Phone picked up within ten seconds, by the person I wanted to speak to. I had tried the previous day, and the phone was picked up by her colleague, who informed me that she was out of the office for the day, but volunteered to pass on any message that I might want to leave.

    1. You must be one of the lucky ones!
      You have a direct dial number for the HMRC person dealing with your tax affairs on this occasion, the vast majority aren't afforded that luxury!!

  3. HRMC now feels that is better service to say, we are too busy to take your call and then auto hanging up rather than giving you the option to wait! #TerribleService!