TaxCorporate Tax1,000 HMRC jobs in Wales under threat

1,000 HMRC jobs in Wales under threat

Leaked report suggests only the Cardiff office may survive job cuts

HM REVENUE & CUSTOMS could cull up to 1,000 jobs in Wales a report has suggested.

A leaked document claims that Cardiff is the only office of seven listed in Wales which is likely to remain open until 2020 the BBC reports.

The taxman currently employs nearly 3,500 people in Wales, 2,500 of which are based in Cardiff.

The news has provoked outrage amongst Welsh ministers and union leaders with Geraint Davies, Labour MP for Swansea West, insisting the cuts were, “too far, too fast, and we need to think about the economic impact locally”.

An HMRC statement responding to the news, said: “There are no new announcements of office closures or moves in Wales at this time.”

The taxman currently has Welsh offices in Prestatyn, Porthmadog, Wrexham, Merthyr Tydfil, Colwyn Bay and Carmarthen.

Although there is no information on possible closure dates, the document has listed 16 HMRC sites that are guaranteed to remain open until 2020.

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