Clearly the Powys Tax Rebellion could not have started at a better time, if HMRC is going to be busy with a huge reorganisation and possible staff cuts.
Of course, the criticism of HMRC’s call centres has led to humorous suggestions that tax avoidance doesn’t actually exist – Google, Starbucks, Amazon and the rest have simply been on hold for the past few years.
Either way, we are looking at a serious potential weakening of the UK’s ability to collect public money.
The UK’s tax authority is to close 137 local offices and replace them with 13 regional centres, raising fears over job losses.
The closures will be complete by 2027, according to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), but the new centres will be open in the next five years.
Towns and cities hosting the new offices include Cardiff, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bristol and Croydon.
The plan comes as HMRC faces criticism of its call centres.
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