Revenue and Customs: Staff

Treasury written question – answered on 14 June 2023.

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Photo of Graham Brady Graham Brady Chair, Conservative Party 1922 Committee

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of employees in each regional centre of the Criminal Investigations Unit of HMRC have declared their ethnic origin as Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

HMRC requests that staff voluntarily and confidentially record their ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, gender identity and carer details.

The recording of diversity information is not mandatory, but we ask all HMRC employees to consider the reasons why diversity information is important for individuals and the Organisation.

As a responsible employer, HMRC need to make sure that their policies and procedures do not discriminate against any particular group.

HMRC do not publish the information in the form requested. The ethnicity data that HMRC do publish is available in the Public Sector Equality Duty annual compliance report HMRC: Public Sector Equality Duty compliance 2021 to 2022 - GOV.UK ( and in the Annual Report & Accounts HMRC annual report and accounts: 2021 to 2022 - GOV.UK (

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