What does the Disingenuous HMRC do all day?

Over the past year or so, the UK Parliament’s Public Accounts Select Committee has been checking on our tax collectors, HMRC.  Today’s news, Call for corporate tax clampdown, is missing the point, really.  The problem is not the companies dodging the tax – even Joe the Plumber is at it! The problem is the incompetencies… Continue reading What does the Disingenuous HMRC do all day?

HSBC data loss and the Mysterious Phone Call

I had two interesting calls yesterday from foreign gentlemen. Their basic call went thus: “Hello, is that Mr Rees?”    Hmm I replied. “Hi, I’m Simon from LHR. Someone, either you or someone from your address has made an insurance claim from your address recently…”   “Who exactly are you?” I said. He then repeated the first… Continue reading HSBC data loss and the Mysterious Phone Call