Defiant Bootle campaign marches for jobs as Osborne delivers cuts Budget

As Chancellor George Osborne delivered his latest round of cuts, workers and residents in Bootle marched in defence of jobs. The demonstration was called by the Battle for Bootle, a campaign set up to unite members of the PCS union and the local community against the proposed closure of HM Revenue & Customs offices in … More Defiant Bootle campaign marches for jobs as Osborne delivers cuts Budget

Workers and residents vow to Battle for Bootle at public meeting

Several dozen Bootle workers and residents voiced their determination to fight for jobs and the local community at a recent public meeting held at Bootle Town Hall. The meeting was called to formally launch the ‘Battle for Bootle’ campaign, which was initiated by Bootle branches of the PCS union. The campaign is a response to … More Workers and residents vow to Battle for Bootle at public meeting

Bootle protests against Spending Review cuts

Today (25 November) supporters of the Battle For Bootle campaign were among those who joined the anti-austerity protest outside the JobCentre in Bootle. The protest was staged to coincide with the Chancellor’s autumn statement, where he announced further cuts to public services. Although the government made a massive u-turn on tax credit cuts, austerity is … More Bootle protests against Spending Review cuts

PCS Group Executive statement on HMRC office closures

HMRC Announce a Decade of Disruption HMRC has now announced further details of its plans to cut the number of staff working for the organisation to 51,000 and reduce the number of locations at which the remaining staff are employed to 17. The location plans which HMRC propose to implement over the next decade, alongside … More PCS Group Executive statement on HMRC office closures

HMRC confirms widespread office closure programme

On Thursday 12 November, HM Revenue & Customs unveiled its ‘Building Our Future’ location strategy, with simultaneous announcements to all of its staff across the country. Almost all of its 170 offices will be closing to be replaced by 13 regional centres and 4 specialist sites over the next five years. Although some existing sites … More HMRC confirms widespread office closure programme