Stop HMRC office closures

In November 2015, HMRC announced its plans to cut its offices from 170 to 17, putting the future of thousands of staff at risk.

We believe these proposals pose a significant threat to the operation of HMRC, its service to the public and the working lives of staff.

The threat is so severe, we believe, that as well as entering into genuine negotiations, HMRC must launch a high-profile public consultation and allow its proposals to be subject to full parliamentary scrutiny.

We have also asked MPs to sign a House of Commons early day motion that calls on the government to suspend the closures and hold a comprehensive consultation.

Local presence vital

MPs and tax experts have previously supported our view that a visible, local HMRC presence is essential to maintaining confidence in our tax system and ensure taxpayers comply with their obligations.

PCS general secretary Mark Serwotka said: "No one should be in any doubt that, if implemented, these proposals would be absolutely devastating for HMRC and the people who work there.

"Closing this many offices would pose a significant threat to the operation of HMRC, its service to the public and the working lives of staff, and the need for parliamentary scrutiny of the plans is undeniable and urgent."

Read the list of office closures.

PCS Revenue and Customs group branches should send their campaign ideas and updates to R&CGroup@pcs.org.uk

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