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    soloman Guest

    Tax chief David Harknett apology U-Turn over mass bill error

    He would not admit that his department had any need to apologise for the errors in income tax take or that the IT equipment was inadequate.

    Now he is at last apologising - will civil servants ever learn they are just that - servants of the public at large and if they or their department fouls up, the first thing they need to do is apologise!

    Tax Chief Dave Hartnett Apologises For Surprise Tax Demands After Insisting No HMRC Error Made | UK News | Sky News

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    suffolklass Guest

    Re: Tax chief David Harknett apology U-Turn over mass bill error

    Yes he has had his knuckles rapped for sounding so arrogant and insensitive in the earlier interview. Even if they're not, these people need to sound contrite and humble when addressing the general public. Not sure how a degree in Latin qualifies him for his job but then as an ex civil servant I am well aware that none of us were actually given jobs that fit with our qualifications.

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    Midas Guest

    Re: Tax chief David Harknett apology U-Turn over mass bill error

    I suppose one could say better late than never, but it would have been far better if he'd not had to be prompted to say it......

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    soloman Guest

    Re: Tax chief David Harknett apology U-Turn over mass bill error

    Quote Originally Posted by Midas View Post
    I suppose one could say better late than never, but it would have been far better if he'd not had to be prompted to say it......
    As we both know Midas, if he had been employed in private industry he would have been long gone! Now presumably all he has to look forward to is eventually receiving a gong from the Queen for his efforts!

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