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Thursday, 6 December 2012

Question About HMRC's 2,500 "New" Recruits

Can anyone tell me where the additional 2,500 tax investigators, that Osborne was prattling on about yesterday, will be recruited from?

I ask because, given that HMRC has been and continues to reduce its headcount of experienced professionals, this all seems a tad "odd"/bollocks to me?

Tax does have to be taxing.

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  1. I can only think that recruitment will start on Boxing Day and all applicants will come from the Santa's Little Helpers pool.

  2. From the top accountancy firms offshore tax planning departments or maybe a Swiss coffee warehouse!

  3. It's all temporary (for the slow down of tax credits) and graduate I think...

  4. Whilst the total head punt at HMRC is decreasing, staff are being redirected towards certain tax compliance business areas where the staff numbers are actually increasing.

    1. Should read count not punt - iPhone predictive text!

  5. Staff are being recruited internally first, majority that are part timers being offered a shiny new gold plated headset. Just hope it comes with a large mute button when the angry tax dodgers start shouting!