Taxation: Electronic Government

Treasury written question – answered on 5th April 2019.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people who are (a) contingent labour, (b) supplier resource and (c) civil servants working on the making tax digital for individuals programme.

Photo of Mel Stride Mel Stride Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General

The Making Tax Digital for Individuals programme was officially closed in May 2018. However, it was recognised that a number of projects within that programme needed to be completed to avoid any potential operational issues for HMRC. The teams and the Full Time Equivalent (FTE) number of personnel that hold responsibility for the work in this area can be seen in the table below:

Team

Civil Servants

Contingent Labour

Suppliers

Project Team

9

0

0

Policy and Design Team

7.5

0

0

Technical and Digital Team

8.6

0.1

0

Suppliers

0

0

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