Question to the HM Treasury:
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 4.1 of the Civil Service Pay Remit Guidance 2020-21 published by the Cabinet Office on 18 May 2020, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of HM Revenue and Customs' work with its recognised trade unions on the development of its pay business case for years 2020-21 to 2022-23.
The Civil Service Pay Remit Guidance 2020-21 encourages departments to work constructively with trade unions on the development of their overall pay, reward and workforce strategies as a matter of course. HMRC have followed the Cabinet Office procedure for pay cases including conducting formal negotiations with trade unions in late 2020.
The outcome was a pay settlement agreed with trade unions and endorsed by Union members in a series of ballots held in February 2021.