Latest Revenue blunder hits 10 million taxpayers

Link: Inland Revenue in £1bn accounting bodge

The administrative gaffe occurred in the years 1996-97 and 2001-02 when the Revenue failed to send out reminders to those who had the ability to top up their contributions. The deficits, reports the Financial Times range upwards of £200, with the average amount being closer to £425.

The worst-affected – numbering about 200,000 people – will have to pay £1,500 to safeguard their pensions, and will have until 2008 to do so.

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