What Osborne has ACTUALLY done to HMRC funding

3rd December, 2012 12:21 pm

There has been much crowing over George Osborne’s plans to spent £154 million on drafting in extra investigators and new equipment to HMRC. Yet that’s a drop in the ocean compared to the £2 billion Osborne has cut from HMRC.

Let’s take a look at Osborne’s HMRC funding changes stack up:

Tax avoiders – you have little to fear from the Chancellor…

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  • billbat

    Where do HMRC staff go when their numbers are cut? They join the Tax Advisers who design the schemes to avoid Tax and cut the Tax collected. As the Tax Adviser said in the Channel 4 Doc you are more likely to win the lottery than to be investigated by HMRC.

  • 25,000 HMRC jobs were cut under the last labour government, Mr Ferguson. I don’t think either labour or tories have covered themselves in the moral high ground over this one, do you?

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