HMRC office closure plans must be scrutinised by Parliament

It is estimated that more than 2,000 jobs are to go with the closure of HMRC tax offices in Scotland. The decision comes as a direct result of the Treasury’s demands for a swingeing 30% cuts to their budget – to satisfy George Osborne's austerity agenda. Following discussions with various stakeholders since the shock announcement which includes the Inverness office, Drew Hen...
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HMRC Job Losses

On the news that the Inverness HMRC Office will be closing between April 2017 and April 2018, affecting 64 staff Drew Hendry MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey said: “It is a devastating blow given that the scale of the job losses are far worse than anyone was prepared for. It is unacceptable that these staff should lose their jobs because of their location esp...
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“Head in sand” UK Treasury getting “sums wrong” over Inverness HMRC redundancies says Local MP

U.K. Government dodges reply and refuses to meet Drew Hendry MP over fate of skilled HMRC jobs. According to the HMRC’s own data recently published just 68.3% of 1,433,235 calls about tax credits received in March of this year were dealt with compared with 98.3% of the 1,124,860 calls made on the same subject in March last year. Even more startling is that 277,799 calls placed...
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Calls for a halt to job losses at the HMRC office in Inverness

Ten employees of the HMRC Debt Management & Banking team face the loss of their jobs as HMRC re-open a further round of redundancy consultations in the Inverness based office. In April of this year the department already shed fifteen Inverness based jobs when employees, faced with the prospect of compulsory redundancy HMRC staff took voluntary packages.  The employees are p...
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