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Thursday, 5 January 2017

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18 comments:

  1. Yes you couldnt make it up -glad i left , i can just imagine the orgy of arse licking that went on after that , similar to that pillock that wrote "spot on " when Mr Thomson (ex MOD knows fuck all about tax ) announced that "staff were the lifeblood of HMRC" which is why they can look forward to job cuts and a pay freeze until 2021 ha ha ha

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  2. Jonathan Thompson knows nothing about tax, but I doubt he knows anything about the military either. He's a career senior civil servant. Don't know about Thompson but most senior management at HMRC are the "me, me, me" type. They sanctimoniously promote things such as diversity, but 'manage' a department that viciously bullies their own staff. You really couldn't make it up

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  3. RE: HMRC's bullying & violence towards staff: Theresa May's pledge today to improve mental health in the UK is to be welcomed. Time will tell how significant this might be as I believe David Cameron made a similar pledge a year ago but we can only hope.

    However, it would also be a good step forward for the Government to ensure their own departments like HMRC are, at the very least, going to start abiding the laws such as the Equality Act 2010?

    Would Govt also be prepared to evaluate the extent to which the bullying & dishonest cover-up culture within HMRC causes mental health suffering to staff? What is the cost to the HMRC survivors, the taxpayer, the NHS and the wider economy? Are they prepared to order an investigation, as others have called for, into current & historic cases of workplace abuse at HMRC? Will they ensure offenders are held accountable for their behaviour? Will they ensure the guilty are sacked and/or stripped of their pensions if recently retired, or they are going to just allow these rogues to stick two fingers up to everyone else? Does the law need amending to give greater protection to HMRC employees from their employer's misconduct?

    Mrs May's pledge is great in so far as it goes but, at a time when the BEST private sector employers are at least 1000 times better at abiding the law & looking after staff, it does not really set a good example to society & employers for there to be such a mess within their own organisations.

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    1. Yes the law does need amending. HMRC should wake up to planet earth that people are paid to work, not to accept bullying as part of the package. Such misconduct is tantamount to assault; the law should be amended to ensure offenders face a similar sentence to such crimes. But isn't there already a serious common law offence of Misconduct in Public Office which carries a custodial sentence that could be used and could this not be used to bring to justice the corrupt who have helped to cover up misconduct? There is indeed and I call on the IPCC to investigate and the CPS to bring prosecutions. HMRC victims have had their fair share of sleepless nights and its now time for the HMRC cowards to have theirs!!!!!!!!!!

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    2. Ha, I still have a copy of Lin Homer's reply to my M.P. where Homer states she is satisfied that HMRC had complied with DDA law when in fact the EQA had been running full tilt for 2 years!
      It does make you wonder what skeletons IPCC might actually find given the shredding culture that exists within HMRC and the ease with which they hoodwinked any NAO inspections.
      Some serious lawbreaking to include conspiracy, perverting the course of justice etc, should be enough to keep a few investigators investigating?
      Come along Mrs May, time to do some domestic housekeeping, send the boys in!

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  4. Wrt 9/1 @ 12:48 I have empathy and do not doubt that their account is credible & true. As a former HMRC employee I received a reply from Jon Thompson to my MP, the content of which was dishonest and misleading. If the CEO is prepared to send such a letter to a democratically elected representative then it does not reflect well on the integrity of the organisation as a whole - a great shame.

    HMRC had great trouble understanding basic fair play and even greater trouble understanding the law (what does that say to the public given their privileged position as a supposed law enforcement agency?) - they do not meet their responsibilities under the EQA and when a manager committed a CRIMINAL offence against me they made sure the person was never independently investigated let alone prosecuted as they should have done; there is a word for such misconduct its called corruption.

    Maybe law breaking, bullying & discrimination in HMRC followed by false denial and a tissue of lies are the type of "burning injustices" in society to which the Prime Minister referred to in her speech today. Time to send the authorities into HMRC.

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  5. I constant read of bullying and of cover ups, but never in whicharge EXACT forms the bullying takes, nor what is being covered up. I belive it is a dreadful place to work in the most part, but generalisations aren't helpful. Just like when someone says "it's a great place to work" without giving the reasons. I honestly need enlightening.

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    1. Do disrespect, but you obviously have not been perambulating or sorjourning hereabouts for long.
      Specific allegations have been made by more than one follower which I am sure could be researched by the application of some time and effort.
      A quick guide to the exact forms would include physical, mental bullying, breaking of criminal and civil laws plus Civil Service rules in relation to various risk assessments, EQA assessments, post implementation reviews, failure to act on such assessments and reviews.
      The politicians are well aware of the issues but for some unfathomable reason nobody has the will to address the situation.
      Perhaps any scepticism and/or interest should be directed in that direction?
      Good luck, seriously!

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    2. Oops, exchange first word Do for No!

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    3. 9/1 @ 16:44 it might inform you to read the above comments in particular @ 12:48 where they detail that despite the DDA having been replaced by EQA two years prior the then CEO Lin Homer said in a letter to their MP that she was satisfied they had complied with the DDA. Either an example of the CEO not understanding basic law or of her being dishonest to an MP? That was the conclusion I took and with great respect I though that was quite clear.

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    4. What is being covered up? WRONGDOING i.e. people paid from our taxes to carry out the role of a public servant committing acts of misconduct and avoiding accountability. What does cover up mean? Attempts, by whatever means, to prevent or conceal investigation or exposure: example an employee commits a criminal offence which others have been dismissed/prosecuted for, and which causes harm to the victim, but management/HR prevent it being investigated as per their employers due process, the employee avoids scrutiny OR sanction/punishment for their serious misconduct and walks away arrogantly 'sticking two fingers up' to the rule of law (which is the foundation of democracy) and to the victim. The management might call it looking after their mates, the public would call it CORRUPTION!

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  6. Thank you at @ 17.59.
    I'll have to spend a few hours reading through the site.

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    1. @ 07:36 - Wasn't there a case where a former HMRC employee said that one of their management resigned in disgust at the way HMRC had treated them?

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    2. Only one, things can't be as bad as portrayed then? ;)

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    3. is 10/1 @ 16:17 an apologist for Hmrc?

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    4. They're probably on the HMRC gravy train.

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    5. The gravy train for HMRC senior management never stops rolling does it?? Is it true Lin Homer, Jim Harra, Nick Lodge, Jennie Grainger and Ruth Owen all got huge bonuses according to the Telegraph. What about staff who have worked hard on sometimes dangerous frontline roles - where is their bonus - oh this isn't one, they get subjected to cowardly bullying instead. All this going on about social mobility from HMRC is plain wrong; people in already VERY well rewarded roles profiteering from the public for apparently doing their job. What I observe here is not social mobility but champagne socialism in action!

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    6. Not my post at 10/1 16:17, but have you people never heard of irony or sarcasm? Duh.

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