The Telegraph reports that HMRC has spent more than £10,000 on flowers to apologise to taxpayers for mistakes made over the past five years.
Records disclosed under Freedom of Information show that in one year alone, HMRC spent £3,149 on florists as a result of its blunders.
HMRC said it chooses to send flowers in cases where its errors have a serious effect, such as on vulnerable or recently bereaved people. This apparently was said without any sense of irony or shame!
The total bill between 2014 and this year to date was £10,298, the figures showed.
Past mistakes by HMRC include mistakenly sending a cafe owner from Stockport a near-£1billion bill.
Call me old fashioned but if I had been screwed over by HMRC, I would expect more than some farking flowers as an apology!
Tax does have to be taxing.
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