HMRC is under resourced – and it’s accountants saying so

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Accountancy Age reported late last week that:

A poll of 73 Accountancy Age readers found that ... the majority of respondents felt the taxman had been held back by resource cuts.

Around half said resource cuts had hamstrung its ability to deliver an adequate service, a view that mirrors comments made by former PAC chair Margaret Hodge to sister title Financal Director.

Now I admit 73 is a small sample, and it was self selected so that this is not scientific in any way, but I still think this is significant.

I have long argued that HMRC is under-resourced. It's good to see the profession agreeing.

What about change, Mr Osborne?