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Thursday, 18 February 2010

HMRC's Coding Enigma V

It seems that there is more to HMRC's coding debacle than they are prepared to admit to.

That at least is the view of Money Mail, it states that HMRC knew of the impending problems regarding tax code notices last year.

Money Mail claims to have in its possession minutes from various meetings within HMRC, that indicate HMRC were aware of problems with the new computer system in the second half of 2009.

"On September 24 last year, minutes of HMRC's Employment Consultation Forum refer to 'defects in the live system that were not apparent during testing'.

The Payroll Consultation meeting five days later talks of 'teething problems'.

It adds: 'The main issues have been around Coding Notices, age allowances for agent authorisation and work

Any additional information on this would be welcome.

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  1. This appears to show complete contempt for the public by the senior HMRC management.

    The same thing happened with the MP's expenses. IMHO if the MP's had of stood up and said they had claimed for things because the could rather than the stupid saying of "The system made me do it" they may have not lost so much face. Please note this does not apply to any that made fraudulent claims who should be dealt with in the same manner, as the rest of us would be.

    If people in these positions realised that by being straight and honest with the public they may find the get less flack in the long run.

  2. HMRC senior management show complete contempt for everyone, public and staff alike. They have no interest in following ANY of the laws of the UK.They lie to all and sundrie and consider themselves untouchable. The recent staff survey indicates how low morale is among the front line staff who are the ones that suffer the flack and woe betide them if they display honesty in their dealings with the public. HMRC senior management is full of dinosaurs long past their extinction date and any Political Party with ambitions to govern this land in the future needs to take a long hard look at how this department limps from crisis to crisis through total incompetence.
    Too many chiefs and not enough indians. Like the NHS HMRC is weighed down by too many administrators hell ent on building their own little empires. 100 field operatives grounded because of lack of funds? Get a grip and lets get back to doing what we should be doing, gathering fair and reasonable taxes to pay for the things that are needed for the efficient and safe running of this once great nation

  3. Nail on the Head. Simple as that