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Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Office Closures

The Public and Commercial Services Union state that HMRC have confirmed today that 130 offices will be closed.

I cannot find the confirmation on the HMRC site. Please can someone send me the link?


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  1. Ken,

    There are is no official comment - but would you as a business go around spreading bad news ???.

    Nuff said.

  2. True enough, 130 offices will be closing, and about 1500 or so staff are expected to end up being made redundant. I have no problem with that (BTW I am a serving HMRC senior manager). What I *do* have a problem with is that this is from a CEO who said late last year (when GB announced changes to the CS compensation scheme) that "we have no plans to make staff redundant" - yet I KNOW from a contact in a Director's Private Office that they were actively discussing closures and the resultant redundancies AT THAT TIME. Do not expect any moral compass from HMRC - they are ruled mainly by imports from the private sector who do not understand the public service (that's a comment not a criticism) - and are all too slavishly following the dictats of the political class. What ever happened to having a non-partisan Civil Service? - well if it were YOUR career, managed and ruled on by the politicians of the day, what would you expect?