My thanks to a loyal reader who alerted me to HMRC's use of "bog standard" lever arch files, for which they apparently pay a staggering £8 each (a 30 second online search indicates that you can buy these at below half that price - before any bulk discounts):
"'volume discount'? like the £8 HMRC pay for each of the cheap as chips Banner lever arch file we use?!"I am having trouble believing that HMRC would pay quite so much for such a simple product, as such I will tweet HMRC to ask the price they pay and also submit an FOI.
However, given that I don't expect an answer anytime soon (if at all), in the meantime if anyone has a copy of an invoice/proof of price paid please feel free to send it to me.
Tax does have to be taxing.
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