Taxman reveals sacking figures

More than hundred people have so far been dismissed from HM Revenue & Customs this year, according to figures published in parliament.

The numbers appeared in written answers from exchequer secretary David Gauke. They revealed that 116 people have been sacked for reasons other than poor performance among 369 who have been disciplined. Performance related issues have lead to the sacking of 294 staff.

Last year saw fired for 402 people for poor performance. Another 633 people were disciplined for other reasons, among them 158 who were sacked.
Gauke was replying to a question from Tory MP Priti Patel about how many HMRC workers were sacked for errors. The department does not record ‘error’ as a reason for dismissal.

The Treasury also revealed the pay rates of senior management staff. The average pay for someone at the highest Senior Civil Service grade is £86,199. Average pay for the lowest ‘officer’ grade is £25, 235.
There is a two-year pay freeze in place for everyone below SCS level which 2011 to 2013. SCS staffers have seen their pay frozen for 2010-11.

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