The main civil service union PCS will kick off a campaign of industrial action against job cuts with a strike on Budget day, 20 March.
A spokesman for the union said there was strong logic for launching disruptive action on that day.
“The Budget is obviously a key date in the calendar for our members, because the decisions announced affect their lives, working conditions and pay,” he said.
Politically, it is a very opportune time, the PCS spokesman added, as the protest is likely to draw attention to the effects of Whitehall cutbacks that are the centrepiece of the Chancellor’s deficit-reducing agenda.
“There has been a skills drain where experienced HMRC staff have gone and it has a massive effect on the wider public. Fewer people in HMRC means the quality of service i...