Nobody enjoys paying their tax but it is our duty as citizens to do so and indeed the majority of us meet our obligations. As ever there is a lot of work for HMRC to do and a lot of more that is owing , both known and unknown. All the stranger that HMRC resources are being severely cut back in a bid to save money. Companies are told by business gurus that a recession is exactly when resources need to be utilised to reach out to customers. For some reason this is not being applied to HMRC with the double whammy that if it precipiates industrial action the cash flow will really be throttled.