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HMRC rebel staff threaten to reveal 'corruption and ineptitude'
by Michelle McGagh on Dec 05, 2011 at 07:56
Rebel staff at HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have set up an insider network which plans to expose the corruption and ineptitude of the department.
According to the Daily Mail, the group – called Dissent – has 324 members across all UK tax offices who say they are ‘tired of the corruption, ineptitude and mismanagement from within the department in recent years’.
The group was set up after Dave Hartnett, the UK’s top tax official, was alleged to have struck a deal with Goldman Sachs to waive a £10 million tax bill.
The group said: ‘We wish to speak out against the bad practice and double standards that operate in HMRC. We wish for a fair tax system that does not reward the wealthy elite and big business.
‘We have amassed a comprehensive database of personal information on staff members, including expenses, benefits [and] conflicts of interest.’
A report published today by accountant UHY Hacker Young, said morale within HMRC was at a low and only 17% of staff have confidence in the decisions made by senior management.
Only 18% felt motivated to help HMRC achieve its objectives and just 37% felt poor performance was dealt with effectively.
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