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HMRC staff strike in Workington

Members of the Workington branch of Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are holding a half-day strike today to coincide with the start of the new tax year and the planned introduction of real time information.

The changes would mean staff who operate PAYE would have to inform HMRC every time they pay their staff and make deductions.

The strike follows a walk-out of around 200 staff from the public and commercial services union in Carlisle on Friday.