TaxCorporate TaxHMRC will be hit by civil service strike

HMRC will be hit by civil service strike

HMRC services likely to be affected by today's strike action by the PCS

HMRC
services will be adversely affected due to a civil service strike
taking place today.

The strike, by
PCS
members, could see some enquiry centres close, although HMRC is planning to
keep them open.

Tax advisers will still be able to use priory contact phone lines, but delays
are expected to occur.

The strike, across the whole civil service, is taking place over government
plans to cut over 100,000 jobs, its below-inflation pay rises and privatisation
issues.

HMRC said it had agreed a pay package for employees up to 31 May 2008, had
undertaken successful discussion over pension arrangements for staff and had
assured there would be no compulsory redundancies until at least September 2007.

Further reading:

HMRC admits it broke interventions
pledge

Tax advisers lose £100m due to HMRC
errors

7,500 jobs cut at HMRC

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