HMRC to open digital centre in North East

The Revenue is taking another step in its digital strategy as it announced plans to open a digital centre in the North East.

It aims to recruit 50 digital specialists, including product managers, user researchers and software developers to the centre.

Applications are open to existing HMRC staff and external candidates and will be open from 27 January.

The aim of the centre, according to the Revenue, is to identify the needs of taxpayers, test out new services and improve existing ones. It will also bring across 30 existing HMRC staff to the centre and aims to open another later in 2014, although it is yet to confirm where.

The Government Digital Service is working with HMRC and other government departments to redesign and rebuild 25 significant “exemplar” services.

All of these are designed to...

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