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Revenue and Customs: Closures

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 8 April 2010

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether an assessment has been made of the implications for levels of tax collected of proposals by HM Revenue and Customs to close offices and reduce staff. (311999)

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is restructuring its operations across the UK, by consolidating its staff into larger teams in fewer locations to enable more efficient working practices to be introduced.

During this restructuring HMRC has increased the revenues bought in from its compliance activities, from £7.5 billion in 2005-06 to £12 billion in 2008-09.