I would like a tax authority in the UK that knows what it is responsible for and states facts, not fiction when it comes to news releases. Right now we have not got that, and on this particular item matters are getting steadily worse.
Such releases might appeal to the vanity of ministers. They might be used to justify cuts. But the truth is that they don’t collect tax. Only people on the ground do that and they are having their jobs cut. That’s the issue and HMRC are ignoring it. No, worse, they’re trying to disguise the impact if those cuts.
Because HMRC are not collecting more tax by employing more of my union paymasters therefore HMRC must be lying.
Nothing like having a connection with reality, is there?