HMRC Is Shite

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Friday, 15 December 2017

HMRC's Rickety Computer Systems Crash Again!

My thanks to a loyal reader who posted that HMRC had yet another systems crash yesterday:
"Systems down again yesterday (14th) from early doors throughout the day. Came on intermittently for a few mins at a time then went on the blink again."
It seems that HMRC have managed to keep this away from the mainstream media for the time being.

Tax does have to be taxing.

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  1. World class digital service, yeah right.. and they want to migrate the vat processing too, nearly £500 billion of revenue at risk. What are these people thinking.

  2. Systems up and down today like a yo yo

  3. Shocking on Friday. Most gave up in afternoon and put decorations up.

    1. So HMRC staff were paid to put xmas decorations up (no problem with that per se) but aren't usually allowed to tidy their desks when IT is down???

      FFS no wonder I am STILL waiting for a reply to a letter and a telephone call from March 2017!

      What on earth goes on in that place? Sounds like something outta horror movie!

  4. Any word on what's happening to the replacement to the CHIEF system on this strong and stable platform?

  5. Another system down again common place

  6. Building or future, new ways of working, the cloud! Everything's going digital and everything's got to be stored in-line. So no network and nothing can be done, not even making a phone call. Building a system without a single point of failure would have been a good idea.