Revenue and Customs

Treasury written question – answered on 11th September 2013.

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Photo of Catherine McKinnell Catherine McKinnell Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much HM Revenue and Customs (a) has spent under each cost heading in each year since 2010-11 and (b) expects to spend under each cost heading in each year between 2013-14 and 2015-16.

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Exchequer Secretary

The information is as follows:

(a) The costs HMRC incurs are shown in the notes to the departmental resource accounts within HMRC's annual report and accounts.

Links to the accounts are provided as follows:

(b) HMRC is currently reviewing its plans for 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 as part of its current planning round. It is not possible therefore to breakdown in a more granular form the budgets for 2014-15 and 2015-16.

HMRC's budgets for 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 are:

  £ million
2013-14 3,471
2014-15 3,244
2015-16 3,136
Note: These figures exclude depreciation and capital.

Broadly HMRC expects the staffing costs to reduce and the IT costs to increase, in line with its digital programme, within its overall reductions.

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