Thanks again. Do you have any idea of how large a tax collection group (like our IRS, etc) does the Government have, given that you have a VAT and income tax too?
I have read that they have about 30,000 direct employees. About half of them do the day to day work, the other half investigate, along with Customs and the FSA. (It is sort of a joint thing)
There are roughly another 20,000 civil servants who manage the whole process, co-ordinate with pension schemes and mortgage providers and run the child tax credit scheme.
It is a surprisingly lean department for our population.