HC Deb 14 November 1978 vol 958 c178W
Mr. Baker

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many extra staff in the Inland Revenue have been needed to administer the lower tax level of 25 per cent.; and whether he envisages that any more will be needed.

Mr. Robert Sheldon,

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 13th November 1978], gave the following information:

It is estimated that the extra staff needed for this work will be the equivalent of about 600 man-years in 1978–79, and about 1,300 man-years in subsequent years. In addition, overtime equivalent to about 440 man-years was needed this year to carry out the initial changes to PAYE codes.