The latest glitch in HMRC’s systems resulted in 12,000 people who no longer need to file self assessment tax returns being sent late filing penalty notices in error. This almost made me wonder why no-one actually checks the HMRC outgoing post befire it is sent, until I remembered the swingeing staffing cuts that HMRC has suffered, and then I knew. Not a good time to be working for HMRC I fear, whether you are one of the lucky ones who will still have a job or not.

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