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HMRC boss Jim Harra's Christmas fun...

Tales of the HMRC's Jim and his childhood japes

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The "Civil Service World" publication has a revealing interview with HMRC boss, Jim Harra:

While I have some respect for our Jim, it seems he has been a bit of a killjoy since a child.  The interview asks....

Tell us a favourite festive memory from your youth...

To prove to my younger sister that it was our parents, and not Santa, who filled our stockings, I once hid all the nuts and satsumas before going to bed on Christmas Eve. On Christmas morning, my mum was waiting at the bottom of the stairs. She forced me to reveal the whereabouts of the missing stocking fillers and then sent us back to bed until Santa had “finished his delivery”. 

Bet Christmas is fun in his household!

Can anyone beat that for being a Grinch?

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By lionofludesch
30th Dec 2019 13:04

Jaysus - that's his favourite memory ?

No wonder HMRC is in such a parlous state.

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By Justin Bryant
02nd Jan 2020 09:58

That's all pretty unsurprising.

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By kenny achampong
02nd Jan 2020 13:37

Come on, he slipped in an MTD joke:-

"What has been the most significant change in your organisation this year?

The huge progress in delivering on our objectives. From opening two of our 13 new regional centres and migrating 1.3 million businesses onto a new digital service that makes it easier for them to get their VAT right"

Absolutely hilarious!

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