Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
84 - Public administration and defence; compulsory social security

3,400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
5 December 2008
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the government department responsible for tax collection, is to cut 3,400 jobs and close 90 offices across the UK. The decision is part of a wider efficiency programme following the merger of the Inland Revenue and Customs and Excise, and it is not known how many people will remain in the organisation when this restructuring is complete. As of 7 December 2008 it has not been announced when these job cuts will occur.


  • 5 December 2008: The Guardian


Eurofound (2008), HMRC, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 67577, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67577.