As a result HMRC has willingly reduced its resources – and especially its staff numbers – in the face of demands for government cuts when the result has been a staggering loss of tax revenue that could itself have helped close the deficit and prevent the austerity programmes this country has suffered.
Amazing that someone often employed by PCS, the union for the lower level taxmen, would say such a thing, isn’t it?
And the funding of this report?
Grateful thanks are offered for financial assistance provided to Richard Murphy to assist production of this report by Oxfam GB and the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust.
Rowntree can do whatever they want with the income from their inheritance of course. But think of all those donating to Oxfam to save the starving African babbies. Who find their donations being used to argue for more PCS union members to be employed.
I wonder how much he did get paid for writing this?