Source: mirror.co.uk 2 September 2017
“John McDonnell says Labour would hire hundreds more tax inspectors to claw £36billion a year back from avoidance.
Mr McDonnell said: “Revenue and Customs has suffered terrible, counterproductive cuts, with even more on the horizon.”
“We need more, not less support for HMRC so that we can close the tax gap.”
HMRC is replacing 170 offices across the UK with 13 larger regional centres to save £83million. The shake-up means that 5,000 staff unable to relocate are expected to be lost.
Warning that Brexit will pile the pressure on HMRC with new customs borders, Mr McDonnell said: “It’s not a time for more cuts.”