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Monday, 16 April 2018

HMRC Reneges On A Promise

HMRC staff at Sidlaw House in Dundee Technology Park had been told by HMRC that they would move over to the DWP to undertake Universal Credit work over the next three years.

However, HMRC has changed its plans and staff have now been told that no positions can be guaranteed with the DWP once the HMRC’s Tax Credits work in Dundee ends in three years’ time.

Dundee West MP Chris Law is quoted by The Courier:
This is a devastating betrayal for the highly-skilled staff at Sidlaw House, many of whom have dedicated years of loyal service to HMRC, and I share their anger and disappointment in this Tory U-Turn following our campaign in 2015 that had secured work at the offices.

The UK Government gave me written assurances then that the staff at Sidlaw House would definitely be transferred to Universal Credit Services in the DWP, assurances that they have now ripped up.

This disgraceful decision by the Tories proves once again that they are more interested in needless cuts than protecting the jobs and livelihoods of the people of Dundee, and cannot be trusted to lead our city or our country.”
An HMRC spokesman said:
In 2016, we announced that tax credits customer services advisers would be transferring to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

DWP will now be able to deliver as planned without the level of additional resource it originally expected, and so the managed moves of HMRC staff to DWP will not be going ahead as planned.

We will be doing everything we can to keep their skills, knowledge and experience, either in HMRC or elsewhere in the civil service, as the tax credits work they do reduces in the years ahead.
No apology, simply a "promise" to do " keep their skills".

Well I don't think that "promise" is worth the paper it is printed on.

Tax does have to be taxing.

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  1. Bet you Jon Thompson doesn't give a fuck !!

  2. Look, if HMRC submit numerous deliberately false statements in court documents (there's a word for that - and it's a serious criminal offence) then lying to staff means nothing to those rogues.

    A morally bankrupt organisation. And as the above alludes to, the Chief Executive on their huge salary will not give two hoots about the pesky real workers. Business as usual, nothing to see here.

  3. It has been a shock for staff at Sidlaw House who had been reassured by management since 2016 that they would transfer to DWP from late 2018 onwards. We have been told there will be tax credits work in Dundee until 2021.Do we believe that? Nah..probably get punted after tax credits peak finishes late summer.

  4. Let me describe the new breed of HMRC staff...the pacesetters...the alumni..the Spring School ethos of selfishness,falseness and unashamed self promotion..they have no real talent or real work in them and management just love them...they are there to do the management's work thinking they might get up the ladder...but will be cast aside like the rest of us...I have just witnessed this nauseating propaganda first me me...look how wonderful i have become...and you could alienated every member of staff having to endure this egoism....and all in the name of Jon Thompson and his non job of Operation Development Profession "champion,advocate,professional" or whatever ridiculous name he can pin on himself.
    HMRC core work of tax collection is well and truly dead.....we want to do the real drag us from irrelevant meeting to meeting and then attack us when our core work statistics are not on target......A HORRIBLE PLACE TO WORK !!!!