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Inland Revenue (Staff)

Volume 958: debated on Tuesday 14 November 1978

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many extra staff in the Inland Revenue have been needed to administer the lower tax level of 25 per cent.; and whether he envisages that any more will be needed.

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 13th November 1978], gave the following information:It is estimated that the extra staff needed for this work will be the equivalent of about 600 man-years in 1978–79, and about 1,300 man-years in subsequent years. In addition, overtime equivalent to about 440 man-years was needed this year to carry out the initial changes to PAYE codes.