HMRC Is Shite

HMRC Is Shite
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Friday, 27 October 2017

HMRC Bans Satire


My thanks to a loyal reader for posting the following comment about HMRC's new rules for the intranet:
"New rules just introduced for commenting on the staff intranet: "no sarcasm or satire". Compared with HMRC, North Korea is a veritable beacon of free speech and democracy."
Sad to see that HMRC has no sense of humour!

Tax does have to be taxing.

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21 comments:

  1. HMRC protects wrong'uns within the organisation.

    Evidence of wrongdoing, including law-breaking both civil & criminal in nature, exists and will be pursued until offenders, current & past employees, have been fully investigated and faced justice for their wilfully vile behaviour.

    Banning satire is ridiculous - it's a good coping mechanism for those unfortunate enough to be working in the place.

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    1. I read this once every week or so, and I actually agree with assessment of criminality etc BUT nothing will ever be done about it and no-one will be held to account. Like pervert MPs they are being protected by a network of colleagues and equally some of the most guilty are probably not long for this world having long retired. Sorry but that's how I see it.

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    2. Re: reports of law breaking, criminality etc within HMRC. I have no doubt.

      What I would like to know is what on earth Internal Governance are paid to do?

      If they are doing their jobs properly how come so many allegations of unlawful acts/misconduct, including many within the public domain, slip past them without the most basic of investigation???

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  2. HMRC internal grievance 'investigations' would make those ruling in North Korea blush!!!

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  3. Some years ago there was an internal memo regarding satire and humour internally in HMRC. It was forbidden on the grounds that one person's satire or humour is another's misunderstanding. I suggested "emoticons" to clarify humour etc but the suggestion was poo poo'd because of..wait for it..cost!

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  4. This hell hole has become a rotten to the core...it's now a dog eat dog society in here....the poison spews from it's very foundations...a horrible place to work.

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    1. So many posters on here tell us what a horrible place to work hmrc is. But we also hear of away days at famous locations, which never happens in a regular workplace (very lucky people) and bonuses. can it all be that bad?

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    2. Away Days are for senior management ONLY...we,their minions get sweet FA....they are taking the piss...they don't give two fucks about the real staff that are doing the work...bastards !!

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  5. It's becoming a daily tightrope walk from arriving in the morning to leaving at night. So many pitfalls and don't do's eventually everyone will fall fowl of the rules. I don't know how its come to this. I have over 25 yrs service in various depts and the lunitics really have now taken over the asylum....very very sad . But they argue the tax gap is narrowing so they justify the fierce regime. Nasty bar stewards.

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    1. so true. it really is like a brutal communist regime that hmrc

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    2. Tax gap narrowing? Based on whose statistics?!

      Also, just what are the networks protecting the perpetrators, e.g. is there undue influence, of any form, in action within HMRC as part of the cover-ups?

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  6. Sheffield, Hull and Grimsby all losing floors. No consultation, no nothing.

    Hull has until Jan-March to move an entire floor downstairs.

    What a joke.

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  7. And at each meeting we are "urged" to fill in the staff survey...which will be ignored when it comes back that they are bullying scum....and senior management will just crow about how engaged they are with their downtrodden staff...rotten bastards !!

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  8. An awful organisation with a significant number of people talking the talk but not involved in tax. Coming out with "brilliant " this and "fantastic " that. Holding fake awards ceremonies and dishing out bonus's to the favoured few. While the majority get paid less in real terms chasing unrealistic targets. Stifling free speech and dissent on a daily basis yet going through the annual facade of begging staff to complete the People Survey. It is truly Shite with a capital S!

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  9. Cue Muppet Show opening tune...

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  10. How can HMRC's intranet moderators tell between genuine and sarcastic responses when they are usually the same? The interpretation between the two is only realyy known by the writer, not the moderator.

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    1. Exactly - see my reply, re emoticons (or "Emojis" as they are now called), above dated 27 October.

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    2. HMRC have a habit of making things up as they go along...even their internal investigations into serious staff misconduct are conducted in this spirit...completely corrupt...they don't understand the concept of being honest. Law-breaking nasty people.

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  11. The place is a cess pit of self aggrandising , back stabbing individuals, utterly pointless management exercises instead of doing work. Its a fucking hell hole,with a nasty bullying culture, making people ill, i've only got a few years before they can stick their job, i pity anyone who has a number of years to go. Good luck getting 5000 extra staff Mr Thompson, i wouldn't let my worst enemy work here.

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    1. And when you come into work this week remember to leave your tax collection hat at home....that particular job is right at the bottom of the pecking order....swot up on social mobility,gender diversity,continuous improvement...blah blah blah....that's how you get somewhere in this hole.....and any taxpayers,sorry customers out there....don't bother ringing or writing in....you mountain of post is gathering dust cos we have more important things to deal with.....a pathetic poisonous sewer of a place.

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    2. HMRC is a dangerous place to work. Do not apply to work for these nasty, dangerous liars without being aware of the pitfalls. Read the review above. Read other online reviews. If dishonest bullying management come for you, do not think you'll have the protection of the law because you will not! HMRC do not adhere to the law and are quite prepared to fabricate evidence to get themselves off the hook - yes they are prepared to commit criminal offences, which could result in serious penalties, in order to cover the original wrongdoing. They are criminals. With the scandal in Westminster currently now is the time for the PM to clean up HMRC and ensure all offenders are dealt with.

      A lawbreaking organisation which relentlessly bullies staff to the point of leaving them suicidal is not a place you want to waste your time with.

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