Taking Stock – 2p or not 2p, there is no question.

We all know the Inland Revenue is a stickler for detail – but it may have lost all sense of proportion. Without a single deviation from the rulebook, the organisation’s office in Newcastle has sent out a tax demand for two pence. Yes, two pence! The poor unsuspecting tax payer in Birmingham received the carefully calculated bill in mid-June and has no doubt been wondering where he’ll find the funds to pay it ever since.

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