The draft mission statement for HM Revenue and Customs contains "management-speak" which is "meaningless, ambiguous or frankly out of place" according to the ICAEW's Tax Faculty.
The faculty added its voice this week to criticism of the statement, whilst recognising that it is "very much a draft" and welcoming the opportunity to comment.
TAXREP 05/05 contains the faculty's detailed comments on the draft statement, which the government departments circulated to interested parties last month.
The faculty said: "Mission statements can serve a purpose, but they need to be short and to the point, and readily understandable by those inside and outside the organisation. The objectives they contain must be realistic and achievable.
"The draft HMRC mission statement does not fit the bill as it is overl...