Revenue and Customs

Treasury written question – answered on 12th September 2013.

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Photo of Catherine McKinnell Catherine McKinnell Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff HM Revenue and Customs has made (a) voluntarily and (b) compulsorily redundant in each of its areas of activity in each year from 2010-11 to 2012-13; and how much HM Revenue and Customs has spent on redundancy costs in each such year.

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Exchequer Secretary

The number of staff that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has made voluntarily and compulsorily redundant in each of its lines of business from 2010-11 to 2012-13, together with the amount spent on such redundancy costs, are shown in the following tables.

Under Cabinet Office protocols for managing staff surpluses, all HMRC staff leaving under compulsory redundancy (CR) terms have first been offered and declined voluntary redundancy (VR) terms. To date this approach has ensured that all staff who have left HMRC on CR terms have acquiesced to compulsory redundancy, either because accepting CR over VR terms has not financially disadvantaged them, or they have declined a reasonable alternative redeployment solution in favour of CR terms.

The redundancies have had no effect on the level of service provided by HMRC.

2010-11
Line of business Grand total Voluntary redundancies Compulsory redundancies
Benefits and Credits 2 2 0
Business Tax 0 0 0
Corporate Services 23 22 1
Enforcement and Compliance 136 132 4
Personal Tax 318 308 10
Grand total 479 464 15
       
Costs (£) 14,771,065 14,503,028 268,041
2011-12
Line of business Grand total Voluntary redundancies Compulsory redundancies
Benefits and Credits 0 0 0
Business Tax 0 0 0
Corporate Services 14 12 2
Enforcement and Compliance 6 5 1
Personal Tax 11 8 3
Grand total 31 25 6
       
Costs (£) 827,414 783,933 43,481
2012-13
Line of business Grand total Voluntary redundancies Compulsory redundancies
Benefits and Credits 0 0 0
Business Tax 0 0 0
Corporate Services 27 26 1
Enforcement and Compliance 4 4  
Personal Tax 1 0 1
Grand total 32 30 2
       
Costs (£) 1,190,944 1,156,281 34,663

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