Papers of the Inland Revenue Staff Federation

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Constitution and rules, 1978; pamphlets and leaflets, 1980s-1992;  Pay Bulletin, 1992-1996;  Taxes, 1938-1986 (missing a few issues).

Administrative / Biographical History

The Inland Revenue Staff Federation (IRSF) was formed in 1936 by the amalgamation of the Association of Officers of Taxes (AOT; formed in 1892 as the Association of Tax Clerks and renamed in 1922), the National Association of Assessors and Collectors of Taxes (formed in 1904) and the Valuation Office Clerical Association (VOCA; formed in 1919). On 1 January 1996 it amalgamated with the National Union of Civil and Public Servants (NUCPS) to form the Public Services, Tax and Commerce Union (PTC), under plans agreed in October 1994.

Reference: Arthur Marsh and Victoria Ryan, Historical Directory of Trade Unions, Vol 1  (Gower: Aldershot, 1988).

Arrangement

The Modern Records Centre uses a classification scheme. For further details of the scheme, see www.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/mrcclass.shtml. It is compatible with  ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description (2000).

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on access to these papers.

Acquisition Information

The archive was deposited by the Public and Commercial Services Union in September 2000.

Other Finding Aids

A copy of this collection-level is available in paper format in the Centre's searchroom, at the National Register of Archives in London and in Chadwyck-Healey's National Inventory of Documentary Sources.

Authority records exist for the Inland Revenue Staff Federation (GB 0152 AAR1242), National Union of Civil and Public Servants (GB 152 AAR1365), Public Services, Tax and Commerce Union (GB 152 AAR1689), Association of Officers of Taxes (GB 152 AAR1243), Association of Tax Clerks (GB 152 AAR1244), National Association of Assessors and Collectors of Taxes (GB 152 AAR1245) and Valuation Office Clerical Association (GB 152 AAR1246).

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this archive, apart from the requirements of copyright law.

Appraisal Information

This archive has been weeded for duplicates.

Accruals

Further deposits are expected.

Related Material

The Centre also holds the archives of the Public and Commercial Services Union and many of its other predecessors (MSS.415).