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HMRC wasting MILLIONS on woke jobs


HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has been told it "needs to get in shape" after figures emerged showing the department is spending just shy of £4.5million every year on a string of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) roles.

A Freedom of Information (FOI) request by news blog Guido Fawkes found that the UK's tax authorities are shelling out £4,495,726.26 every year on the "woke" job salaries.

The blog defined the "woke" roles as those with the words "diversity", "inclusion", "climate", "well-being" and "race" in their titles, and jabbed that it was "not quite sure" how they "contribute to the collection of tax".

The following job titles were some of the list of those uncovered:

- Culture Impacting and Equalities Support
- Senior Consultant for Equality Diversity
- Values & Culture Advocate Lead
- Wellbeing Project Co-ordinator
- Culture Impacting and Equalities Support

Behind the "woke" fiasco lie damning figures about the department; 841,000 phone calls were not answered by staff in January alone, while over half of HMRC staff were working from home between January and March this year.

An HMRC spokesman said: "In common with other public authorities, we must comply with statutory equality obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and Northern Ireland Act 1998.

"Doing so in a large organisation such as HMRC requires resources.

"When we get equality, diversity and inclusion right, it helps us to deliver effectively for our customers, retain and recruit people with the skills we need and create a great place to work."