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Monday, 11 November 2019

Office For Statistics Regulation To Review HMRC


The Office for Statistics Regulation has confirmed it is to review the quality-assurance principles and processes HMRC uses for its data publication after a double-counting error added almost £7bn to its Corporation Tax receipt statistics.

Director general for regulation Ed Humpherson said HMRC had invited the watchdog to give an independent assessment of the department’s quality-management approach and identify areas of improvement after the “significant error” emerged earlier this year.

While the error – revealed by HMRC in September – has not resulted in any financial loss to the nation's coffers, it did mean that Corporation Tax receipts statistics reflected a figure that grew to become a combined £6.95bn higher than should have been the case between April 2011 and July 2019.

Humpherson said HMRC’s most recent set of Corporation Tax statistics, published in September, had corrected the data and noted that the actual figures reported in HMRC’s accounts remained the same.


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18 comments:

  1. HMRC fiddle all their figures. Completely corrupt from top to bottom.

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  2. Not only that......but they also spend thousands of staff years collecting, duplicating and triplicating etc. them !!

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  3. If they get hauled over the coals, they can always blame Thompson, who 'no longer works for the department'. Move along, nothing to see here. "We accept the findings, lessons will be learned".. etc.

    Script Book 101

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  4. When I worked there over half of reported income was "future revenue benefit " , estimates of tax gained by closing loopholes etc , just one case which was overestimated by £ 6 million was celebrated as a success on a white board , while cash trader cases in one sample showed 90 % being written off as cases dragged on for 18 months and limited companies with no assets disappeared .. it would be interesting to know how the Treasury actually calculate real revenue rather than the bullshit the department produces - when I queried the figures ie that future revenue benefit was a one off to be reversed like any other accrual management (who could not read a set of accounts if you put a gun to their head ) just ignored the question

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    1. The irony of these bastards adopting 'Future Revenue Benefit' is that when I caught a local kebab shop owner fiddling left, right and centre over the number of staff he had and he was forced to add twelve members of staff to his PAYE payroll, I was told by my manager "Well, yes, you've obtained a fifty-thousand pound payment in lieu of previous years loss of Tax and NICs, but no, you can't have any credit WHATSOEVER for the future revenue the country will receive from those now on PAYE.

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  5. Is anyone looking at Mary Aiston's maths? What is the loan charge average bill?

    13k
    20k
    23k
    166k

    All reported figures.

    I am not proud to work for HMRC! Corrupt to the core.

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  6. Have HMRC let Dianne Abbott do their sums for them?

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  7. Have HMRC let Dianne Abbott do their sums for them?

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  8. Are you not covering HMRC data leaks Ken? Jim Harra's blog and Mary Aiston's both leaked. It's eerily quiet on this site. Hope all is well.

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  9. The only mention of these I can find on the internet are on Financial Times website, for which you have pay to subscribe to. Not willing to do that-any other links anywhere?

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    1. If you search Twitter for Mary Aiston blog. You'll see a post from Wizardsleeves3 with a link to her leaked blog.

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    2. https://www.businessfast.co.uk/tax-chief-triggers-ire-of-demotivated-overworked-underpaid-staff/

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  10. Thank you for the above links. It seems that JH is already wavering away from his previous words to staff.

    And MA's blog is just what I expect from any "leader" on counter-avoidance. What a fun place that must be to work in. Huge targets, office closures, and no idea where these avoidance schemes (legally fine, but morally not so fine) are being sold. Do Senior leaders in CA (in fact, Senior Leaders HMRC as a whole) have any, clearly defined direction in which to go?

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  11. JH actually has experience of department as a whole. I hope he takes time to see HMRC failings and correct them. I fear though that everyone reporting up will be protecting selves.

    CA needs disbanding. Promotors are not being tackled which is very clear. The Director is misinformed and has no touch with reality. Change is needed and not just in CA.

    People Survey results will be telling but any negativity will get passed off due as poor pay issues.

    Ever considered a job portal for disgruntled staff Ken?!

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    1. Job portal not a bad idea. Any idea how I could set that up?

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    2. Must be some IT savvy people on here.

      As for JH, yes he has experience of the department, but have any of those senior leaders he work with have it? No. So will he be swayed/outvoted on anything good for the staff? Possibly
      I hope for the sake of all my hardworking, non bullying but stressed former colleagues get the pay AND conditions they deserve.

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    3. Can you not just have a tab on main page for current opportunities?

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