Management in HMRC have announced plans to cut up to 25% of the jobs in the Department and to close around 90% of the offices; leaving the workforce facing the most devastating reductions in the history of the organisation. The proposals will mean the closure of all except 35 offices in the  next five years, with the ultimate objective of retaining only 17 offices across the UK - just two in Scotland.

These closures are being accompanied by yet another cynical round of job-cuts, which will see a quarter of the workers in the Department losing their jobs.

Today, RISE - Scotland's Left Alliance, release a fact-sheet on the situation for activists and members of the public explaining the planned cuts, the PCS response, and practical ways in which an effective response can be built.