HMRC’s new year’s resolution should be to start telling the truth

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This is from a press release issued by HM Revenue & Customs today, no doubt to puff Lin Homer’s damehood:

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This is from a press release issued by the Public Accounts Committee in November:

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Now someone is not telling the truth here.

And I suggest, very strongly, that it is HMRC.

If they want a new year’s resolution I suggest being honest would be a good place to start.