Still no word from the Inland Revenue over my £4.17

Last week, the 26th March to be precise, I contacted the Inland Revenue over their mistake where they are demanding £4.17 from me in interest on a late payment, which was late because they sent my details to the wrong address. They have admitted their mistake and have rescinded the fine they placed upon me, however they still seem to want the outrageous sum of £4.17 in interest, on their mistake.

I was told by some jobsworth that £4.17 was beyond his powers and that it would have to be passed to a higher authority, who would contact me within 3 days.

It’s now April 1st.

Naturally I have heard nothing. How much of the tax payers money, our money, must we spend in wages on these idiots just to clear up the issue over £4.17? Is all of this really necessary?

I despair at the state of this country, how the bureaucracy of institutions such as the Inland Revenue is so full of itself that it takes numerous phone calls, countless man hours and several different people just to rectify a mistake to the tune of £4.17.

No wonder this country is falling apart.

Darren Jamieson, aka MrDaz, is the Technical Director and co-founder of Engage Web and has been working online in a career spanning two decades. His first website was built in 1998 and is still live today.

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