Taxmen: fire us please

As many as 250 employees of tax agency Skat have volunteered to be let go as part of the organisation’s efforts to slash 375 jobs before the end of the year.

During previous lay-off rounds, only 41 employees said they would leave voluntarily.

An employee spokesperson said many of those asking to be laid off now had lost interest in working for Skat after hefty criticism in the media of the organisation’s methods, which many have deemed unfair.

Since 2005, the number of Skat employees has tumbled from 11,000 to around 7,000.

Jesper Rønnow Simonsen, Skat’s chief executive, said not all of those seeking to be let go would be laid off. “We can’t just let essential specialist employees go,” he said. 


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