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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