HMRC mails wrong private info to
50,000 19,000 taxpayers
John Oates reports on another black eye for HMRC:
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs apologised today for sending out private information to 50,000 tax credit recipients.
One taxpayer who contacted The Register said: “We received our tax credit notice with our National Insurance details but on the back were two strangers’ work, childcare and pay details.”
He then received a note from the Revenue which blamed a print supplier for wrongly preparing the notices.
Read more in The Register.
Update: The Telegraph reports the number as 19,000.