HMRC slammed over tax credits bungle
Public Accounts Committee says £1.4bn is likely to be written off
The PAC said combined with £500m cost of revamping the system, it would bring
losses from overpayments to £1.9bn.
Edward Leigh, chairman of the
committee, said: ‘Billions of pounds, far more than those who thought up the
system ever envisaged, are still routinely overpaid to claimants.
‘Very large amounts have to be written off. And the attempts to recover
overpayments from genuine claimants have caused significant suffering to many