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.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

DMB Field Force Lunch Allowance Banned


My thanks to a loyal reader who dropped me a note yesterday about HMRC DMB Field Force collectors and their claims for lunch, tea and coffee:
"You might care to speculate why every single one of HMRC DMB Field Force collectors was recently told that they would no longer be able to claim for tea, coffee and lunch taken while out on the road (max £8.25 per day). 

According to management lizards, they should never have been entitled to claim at all. 

Interestingly, when they protested, they were told in no uncertain terms to back off, otherwise an exercise to recover the last 5 YEARS in claims was on the cards. 

I wonder:

a) If this money was improperly paid in the first place 

b) If it was, why is it not being recovered (taxpayers should be lucky!), or 

c)  If they are nasty bullying shits trying to score points with excom by making up the rules as they go along.....??"
Views and comments welcome.

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 (www.hmrcisshite.com), also available via the domain www.hmrconline.com, is brought to you by www.kenfrost.com "The Living Brand"

13 comments:

  1. Farcical...
    Love the threat about backdating 5 years. Threats and retrospection seems to be the only modus operandi at HMRC these days.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Definitely nasty, bullying shits

    ReplyDelete
  3. Morale on the rocks amongst FFCs. Liars and shameless self-promoters for managers, a huge exodus of the most experienced collectors pissed off with endless stats,teleconferences,PMR bollocks,debts called on unverified,zero support from office staff.....the list goes on. This can only be a quite deliberate attempt to sabotage in-house debt recovery.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Personal pool cars at public expense provided to FFCs...........who are then told to stay at home, and phone taxpayers up........Cronyism rampant, managers lie,lie,lie. Still - at least we have BOF3 to look forward to.........to qoute the Sex Pistols.......No future, No future for you !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Why on earth are personal pool cars provided at public expense to HMRC staff??? Is this not a taxable benefit which would be treated as such to any other taxpayer? This needs robust investigation as there is surely something badly wrong with the governance structure allowing HMRC to avoid scrutiny.

      Delete
  5. Will be a lot of non-Hmrc bods reading this, saying....So What ? Doesn't affect us, bloody pampered civil servants...... Ask yourself this. If they are wiilling to lie and steal fron their own staff, what are they willing to do to `customers'......

    ReplyDelete
  6. Very good point 16.50 ;- take FRB for example;- scandalous massaging of results

    ReplyDelete
  7. To be entitled to claim a single meal allowance they would need to be away from home or office for 5 hours or more...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are. On call, at locations often 100 miles away from home / office. Mike Skeltons idea to bully staff in this way I believe, supported by his poodle, Chris Brierley......names all too familiar to hapless victims of their conniving !

      Delete
    2. 5 years......if only ! Try 20 years, as the system has been the same for at least that long, and these allowances were claimed by distraint officers prior to Field Force. But managers werent crooks in those days!

      Delete
    3. The above comment from 12 September 2015 names an HMRC civil servant who is alleged to have bullied staff - it goes on to mention 'hapless victims' suggesting a widespread problem. What are HMRC doing about the bullying culture?

      Delete
  8. ......which most of them are, which is why the lunch ENTITLEMENT is claimed. Fair enough if you are not five miles from the office and for five hours, but to withdraw an entitlement that is correctly claimed is a dreadful abuse of power.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree... Don' t understand why this isn't being fought... Given that all expenses have to be approved by managers... is HMRC saying that for 5 years managers have been allowing fraudulent T&S claims?

      Delete