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Robert
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Posted - 25/06/2008 :  21:02:42  Show Profile Send Robert a Private Message
we knew this all along

There are "serious institutional deficiencies" at HM Revenue ..

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The handling of sensitive personal information on Britain's taxpayers is "woefully inadequate" and led to the loss of the child benefit records of 25 million people, a damning official inquiry has concluded.There are "serious institutional deficiencies" at HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the whole department demonstrates a "muddle-through ethos".

The findings follow a seven-month investigation by Kieran Poynter, a senior City accountant, and the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) into the loss of two discs containing information on child benefit claimants.

Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling, the chancellor, are now under fire for their public statements that the loss of the disc was due to a junior official failing to follow correct procedures. The inquiry also raises the spectre of widespread problems throughout Whitehall.



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Ali M-W
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Posted - 31/01/2009 :  09:10:37  Show Profile Send Ali M-W a Private Message
There certainly are! Cop this:

HMRC gets it wrong on one in ten personal records

..."It shows there are substantial problems with records so it is no wonder there are problems with tax returns and probably tax credits too. Many people are probably unaware what is wrong."...

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Ali M-W
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Posted - 31/01/2009 :  09:18:01  Show Profile Send Ali M-W a Private Message
I particularly enjoyed this comment on Ken Frost's "HMRC is sh---" (rhymes with 'white') site, regarding massive problems with filing tax returns online (another example of HMRC not having efficient IT to back up the tasks it needs to do, yet holding the taxpayer/claimant responsible for its own unholy mess:

Stop Hitting Me Officer said...

Filing online?

I just put mine in a buff-coloured envelope earlier today and filed it at the Postal Orifice with a letter explaining "1 month + 8 emails + 12 telephone calls = quite enough effort trying to be allowed to register to file online so herewith paper..."

When the "penalty" arrives in the post I'll load the Purdey with buckshot and invite them to come and collect in person.

Enough is enough. C'est toute in fact. You know, I really do hate to say this but - here goes, apologies Father - I really do admire the Fre... (can hardly say it) ... the Fren... oooh deep breath - I really do admire the French for their short fuses and splendidly pragmatic approach to political mood display. There, I've said it.

I know I'm English and I know that I would actually hate to be out on the streets rolling over government Rover 3 litre saloon cars and setting light to small Councillors and hitting quangos with a shovel but it's probably the only thing that will get through to this current crop of lily-livered thieving lying toadying little morally bankrupt ****s who have nested where our Politicians and Statesmen should be.

It really is time for a fireworks party. May I suggest a central venue such as Westminster? Mayhap we can all dig through our suitcases and Caribbean shirts for enough dollars to buy the necessary fireworks from China or Korea or somewhere else that ends in "...east" and still has two industries to rub together.

Or perhaps not, in the case of fireworks industries.

Vive la guillotine!

Sorry Dad - said it again.

30 January 2009 15:49

With my apologies to the French, evidently not beloved by the writer's family, I really enjoyed his description of those who oversee this mess:

...this current crop of lily-livered thieving lying toadying little morally bankrupt ****s who have nested where our Politicians and Statesmen should be.

Now I can't help but agree with that!







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Posted - 14/02/2009 :  10:28:07  Show Profile Send Ali M-W a Private Message
From Ken Frost's website again - some comments about HMRC's approach to "debt" recovery:

"as far as the reputation of HMRC

reputation?

They're whores and vagabonds and have no reputation to defend

They're scum. They know it and we know it and for the gummint to employ scumbag debt collection agencies only shows how low they've sunk"

...among others

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maggie
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Posted - 23/02/2010 :  16:11:56  Show Profile Send maggie a Private Message
I have it on good authority that many tax officials are fed up to the back teeth with the tax office,one told me if I had any more trouble with 'that lot up the road' I was to phone him asap and gave me his direct line.Apparently the tax dept that deals with chasing overpayments is moving to Blackpool in April 2010.
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Posted - 23/02/2010 :  18:23:37  Show Profile Send Ali M-W a Private Message
I can think of somewhere I would prefer them to go, and it is very much warmer there than Blackpool.

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Posted - 23/02/2010 :  18:24:15  Show Profile Send Ali M-W a Private Message
Brown too. But then Beelzebub would move out.

Morpheus: I'm trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You're the one that has to walk through it.
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