HMRC Is Shite

HMRC Is Shite
Dedicated to the taxpayers of Britain, and the employees of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), who have to endure the monumental shambles that is HMRC.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

HMRC Recruiting New CFO

HMRC is looking for a new chief financial officer to replace Simon Bowles, who is leaving after six years in the role. As noted on this site, Bowles gave six months notice last October.

The salary is up to £180K.

HMRC is looking for a “highly credible and influential leader” who has a “demonstrable track record of leading a broad range of services” within a large and complicated organisation.

An HMRC spokesperson is quoted by economia:
"The chief financial officer is an integral role on HMRC’s Executive Committee. It is essential that we get the strongest field of candidates possible, from both the public and private sectors, so that we can select the best candidate for the job. 

We have worked closely with the civil service commission to ensure that any appointment is open and transparent – meeting civil service rules. 

We have also spent time ensuring that the selected executive search company tasked with finding candidates for the role is the right one and fully understands the requirements of HMRC."
Applications for the position will close on 31 March, here is a link to the advert.

Does anyone know where Bowles is going?

Tax does have to be taxing.

Professional Cover Against the Threat of Costly TAX and VAT Investigations

Insurance to protect you against the cost of enquiry or dispute with HMRC is available from several sources including Solar Tax Investigation Insurance.

Ken Frost has negotiated a 10% discount on any polices that may suit your needs.

However, neither Ken Frost nor HMRCISSHITE either endorses or recommends their services.

What is Solar Tax Investigation Insurance?

Solar Tax Investigation Insurance is a tax-fee protection service that will pay up to £75,000 towards your accountant's fees in the event of an HM Revenue & Customs full enquiry or dispute.

To find out more, please use this link Solar Tax Investigation Insurance

HMRC Is Shite (, also available via the domain, is brought to you by "The Living Brand"


  1. Why don't you apply Ken?

    1. I don't think that would work out very well;)

  2. Yeah but the interview would be a good laugh and you never know they are just stupid enough to not realise who you are and give you the job.

  3. I am sure it said he was retiring Ken - probably made enough bucks to top up his tan

  4. Expect to see him getting on the merry-go-round and jumping off right opposite a plum job elsewhere.