My thanks to a loyal reader who posted about a visit to Hull yesterday by Gerry Dorby (Assistant Director of Risk and Intelligence at HMRC).
"Just been told that Gerry Dorby was asked, at a SLT meeting today in Hull, a series of questions from staff (AOs and Band Os).Therefore it seems that HMRC has taken up "farming".
One was, with the digitalisation of data gathering coming into effect soon, where will this leave AOs?
His answer: they'll be farmed out to other departments.
Another question: how does he see morale and well being going in Hull as it gets closer to closing?
Answer: well, he apparently answered another question entirely, completely side stepping it, before adding "why would anyone complain, there's loads of work to do".
He then said he had "no idea" where the regional office in Leeds will be, either exact location or time wise. "I promise, as soon as I know, you will"., he said.
This is as rumours fly that Wellington Place will house the Leeds staff (and what's left of Hull's) from 2019."
Tax does have to be taxing.
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