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HMRC Is Shite
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Thursday, 26 June 2014

Rolling Strikes Roll On

The series of rolling HMRC strikes continues.

Yesterday HMRC staff in London, the South East and the South West walked out in protest at the cuts to headcount, the closure of enquiry centres and staff appraisal issues etc.

PCS is quoted by economia:
Years of successive job cuts have left the organisation unable to cope, with delays on telephone lines continuing, huge backlogs of post and private debt collectors being brought in to chase up tax credits overpayments.” 
Paul Tillyer, branch secretary in Bradford, which staged walkouts on Tuesday said:
"Members and non-members decided to go home. 90% of PCS members, across all business streams, have stayed away from work today signalling to Lin Homer and Excom that they do not agree with HMRC’s vision of the future. Members have done themselves proud." 
PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said:
"HMRC plays an essential role in our economy and our society, collecting the taxes that fund the other public services we all rely on. But it is being systematically undermined by unnecessary and politically-motivated cuts.” 
Well that's the official view from PCS.

However, I would like to hear from those in HMRC and those who use HMRC; are these strikes having any discernible impact on service levels/working conditions etc?

Tax does have to be taxing.

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1 comment:

  1. So, no mention by PCS of the toll in human terms or financial terms associated with all this?
    There are various records and accounts in the press and even FOI answers that relate to the vast numbers of staff affected by the stress levels within hmrc.
    The PAC is well aware of the numbers, both fiscal and human, involved.
    Yet PCS continues to push water uphill, the public don't care about too many of the items mentioned, probably because most of the public are tax compliant maybe?
    As for media visibility, might as well be a vampire in front of a mirror.