Tax Credit Casualties Forum
Tax Credit Casualties Forum
Home | Profile | Active Topics | Active Polls | Members | Private Messages | Search | FAQ
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 Archive
 Campaigning Section
 I could do with some facts and figures!
 Forum Locked
 Printer Friendly
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  

Ali M-W
Mod


3558 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2008 :  07:47:07  Show Profile Send Ali M-W a Private Message
I could do with some facts and figures about what the tax credit system is costing, if anyone has time on their hands and enjoys researching on the internet.

I am interested in, for example:

Now much in tax credits and pension credits goes unclaimed, either in total to date, or each year.

Any published costs for answering SARN requests, handling disputes through the Adjudicator or Ombudsman, taking cases to court, etc. (Very probably hard to find and a well-kept HMRC/government secret).

Amounts recovered/written off.

Amount of correspondence dealt with by HMRC, Ministers and MPs relating to tax credits, and any costs associated with these.

In fact, any useful facts or figures on tax credits which seem fairly up-to-date, particularly anything which shows:

- how money is going unclaimed due to the system being so bad
- that flawed processes and recovery cost more than an efficient service and write-off
- where money is wasted or miss-spent elsewhere in the tax credit system
- bonuses to staff for not doing their jobs
- low morale in tax credit offices and ANYTHING relating to costs of measures HMRC may have taken to strengthen this (are they offering perks to employees?)

We've got persuasive arguments for write-off anyway, but I just want to sharpen them! And evidence a few more pointa and claims.

Would be useful to see both data and sources - links - as we usually do.

Thanks everyone! Ali.



Trinity: The answer is out there… and it's looking for you, and it will find you if you want it to.

Google AdSense

USA
Mountain View


sammy
Rank; Really should become a politician



690 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2008 :  22:30:28  Show Profile Send sammy a Private Message
Around £4.3bn worth of tax credits went unclaimed last year, and Citizens Advice received over 3.5 million calls last year from people who were confused by the credit and benefit system.

You must be logged in to see this link.
Go to Top of Page

sammy
Rank; Really should become a politician



690 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2008 :  22:33:55  Show Profile Send sammy a Private Message
The Treasury Select Committee found that senior managers at HMRC received an average bonus of £7,727 in 2006/07, up three-fifths on the previous year. The total amount was £18.9m, which rose again to £23m in 2007/08.

You must be logged in to see this link.
Go to Top of Page

sammy
Rank; Really should become a politician



690 Posts

Posted - 08/08/2008 :  22:40:31  Show Profile Send sammy a Private Message
01 Aug 2008
Hartnett interview: Morale is low at HMRC

HMRC chief says morale is 'not high'
You must be logged in to see this link.

The report reveals low morale in the department with only 10% of civil servants employed there feeling "change is well managed" and only 15% believing "senior management provided effective leadership".

The department has been under fire for high levels of fraud and error in paying out child tax credits and the loss of 25m child benefit records.

You must be logged in to see this link.
Go to Top of Page

Ali M-W
Mod



3558 Posts

Posted - 09/08/2008 :  09:36:31  Show Profile Send Ali M-W a Private Message
Thanks, Sammy! Lots of goodies there...

Trinity: The answer is out there… and it's looking for you, and it will find you if you want it to.
Go to Top of Page

n/a
deleted



223 Posts

Posted - 09/08/2008 :  16:46:23  Show Profile Send n/a a Private Message
Revenue and Customs: Fraud

Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff in HM Revenue and Customs have been investigated for fraud in the last 12 months. [187632]

Jane Kennedy: From 1 April 2007 to date, there have been 35 completed investigations into suspected fraudulent activity by staff. HMRC is a large organisation employing approximately 88,000 staff.

"There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know".
Donald Rumsfeld
Go to Top of Page
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 Forum Locked
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
Tax Credit Casualties Forum © 2005-10 Tax Credit Casualties Go To Top Of Page
Snitz Forums 2000
RSS Feed 1 RSS Feed 2
Powered by ForumCo 2000-2008
TOS - AUP - URA - Privacy Policy