Headlines, PublicNet: 18 March, 1998

The Contributions Agency, an executive agency of the Department of Social Security, is to merge with the Inland Revenue in April 1999. Most of the agency’s 8,000 staff will join the 50,000 strong Inland Revenue, but there will be about 200 job losses.The aims of the merger are to give a better service to businesses and improve the effectiveness of compliance measures. There will also be some efficiency savings.

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