Public Accounts Committee fires a broadside at HMRC

I don’t normally like doing this but sometimes civil servants get things wrong – spectacularly wrong.

If you are at the top and you get things spectacularly wrong, you end up on the receiving end of a grilling from the Public Accounts Committee – like Mr Inglese of HMRC.

What’s even more astonishing is that part of the way through the proceedings the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee – Margaret Hodge – directed Inglese to give evidence under oath because of his evasive answers up until then.

Far better to put up your hands, say “We got it wrong” & then set out how you’re going to deal with the mess. (Or resign).

The BBC Story is here with the wider case in The Telegraph here.

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