So the HMRC, fresh from claiming it should be able to rob you directly, has now been trumped by the even better news that 'only' a million tax claims are wrong.
Yet this is a 95% hit rate. this is something I am not sure about. How many people don't complain because they are scared of getting an investigation. Having had the once over from the revenue in past years, I know how harrowing the experience can be. Most of the issues that come up are to do with coding, this could well be a minor matter; all the more reason not to phone the revenue.
Tax collections always are, I notice how outrageous the BBC ads are trying to get us to pay that tax.
We all have to pay taxes and the system needs to be fair, but it seems to me that overall the HMRC is far too threatening. The HMRC was significantly changed by David Varney who has now gone on to advise Broon elsewhere. I hope the new leadership decides to change the way enforcement is enacted. After all, with Broon in charge, they are soon going to have even more work to do.