Bureaucracy dont you love it

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by stinker, Mar 10, 2007.

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  1. Probably the wrong forum in which to post this but thought it might generate comment.

    I have just recieved my Self Assessment Tax Statement for 05/06 and the total amount due is...........

    64p

    I do wonder how much it has cost the British Taxpayer to send me the bill. I will of course as a law abiding citizen be paying said amount by cheque and second class post.

    Made me smile anyway.
     
  2. Did you ask for time to pay?
     
  3. in_the_cheapseats

    in_the_cheapseats LE Moderator

    :biggrin:
     
  4. People have been sent demands for £0.01 in the past.

    But this struck me as a real classic:


    A pensioner who lives beside the seaside has been warned by his council that he faces a heavy fine for fly-tipping if he returns windblown sand in his garden back to the beach.

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article1490018.ece

    Never underestimate the capacity of mindless & idiotic behaviour from any official
     
  5. even if its 5p, either way, they still need to action it! There should be a tick box on the form which says if ammount due (to you) is less than a pound, ignore it. with the reciprcal also being taken.

    Ski.