New BRA move
GOVERNMENT HAS SOFTENED its approach on the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA), withdrawing part of an “offensive” letter to prospective workers.
It has also, at the insistence of the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW), made offers to seven workers previously omitted from employment at the soon-to-be-formed BRA.
Yesterday the NUPW brought scores of worried public servants up to date on the unfolding events in relation to the contentious BRA, which will be the centralised revenue collection agency for the state.
The agency, set to start operating from April 1, has proposed 316 posts to replace the Inland Revenue Department, Licensing Authority, VAT Office, Land Tax Department and eventually the Customs Department which collectively have 700 workers.