Saturday, 16 August 2008

Replies to my letter ref Tax Credit debacle

So, having sent my reply to the unfathomable and erroneous Tax Credit Repayment Demand to a number of people (5) I have had the following replies. I have yet to hear from Gordon Brown or the Tax Credit people themselves.







What I want to know is which of the respondents was self- medicating?

14 comments:

idle said...

The first letter appears to be addressed to Miss Somerset.

Well done, lil! Are you the reigning beauty queen, or if not what year were you Miss Somerset? Do you get to keep the title for ever, like Mr President?

What did you wear for the swimsuit and ballgown parades, and can you post pics?

When they asked you what you wanted to do with your life, did you mention starving children or the Peace Corps?

And how did you get on in Miss GB?

I think we should be told.

Tuscan Tony said...

idle - "Caroline Somerset" is the femme fatale in From Russia With Love. The book, natch.

Back on point, at least they acknowledged your existence.

Lilith said...

If you look again you will find that the letter is addressed to MS Somerset, and Mr Heath is just acknowledging my status as County Feminist of the Millenium...

Lilith said...

TT, quite. I have displayed the letters in order of receipt. If the quality of reply continues in this vein I am expecting quite a laugh from GB's office.

The Beast Of Clerkenwell said...

Did you really expect any sense from any of these twerps?
I hope that you wrote to them in either green ink or blood

Lilith said...

I wrote Gordon Brown's in snot, Beast.

Scroblene said...

Usual replies it seeks Lils!

Do you realise that all those expenses claims will now include 'Courier to Somerset urgent letter - £3,000.000 + VAT'!

There must be a wonk somewhere just being paid to do the filing too (that's before they bin it all...)

Still, at least they replied; all my letters are either threatening or from SAGA...

beast said...

Scrobs, when you get threatening letters from SAGA you know the game's up.
I was looking forward to all that cheap insurance.
Now it looks as if I shall be spending my 50th by a pool with a much younger woman and off the SAGA mailshot radar,unless my manservant Tuscan Tony Irons the mailshots and hands them to me upon a golden platter.

electro-kevin said...

I had my own tax credit debacle about five years ago. They wanted £1.5k back from me - of course it had all been spent.

I objected on the grounds that this was unfair because of their incompetence but my tax code was adjusted automatically to get it all back.

Lilith said...

Beast, you took the words out of my mouth. Watch out for Saga renewing your insurance when the years up...they like to do a bank grab and ask later.

Kev, that is shocking. What a fiasco! I don't call that "help for hard working families".

I still haven't heard from them. Perhaps they will just refuse to engage with me and give me a new tax code.

The Beast Of Clerkenwell said...

lilith
The Beast mobile is insured with SAGA , with me as *coughs* second driver, its handy having a mother over the age of 50 (+:
ai yah 5 years and Im a saga customer )+:

mutleythedog said...

I have had a terrible problem with the morons at the Tax Credit Office meself. My MP was truely great - genuinely brilliant. Saved my ass completely...Hes Michael Howard.

Blue Eyes said...

Your MP is a lot better than mine. Mine would write back something along the lines of "you are not homeless or having trouble with your immigration status, therefore I do not have time to deal with you".

Lilith said...

Blue Eyes, Mutley, David Heath is really good. I guess that's why he's got a CBE. He is happy to get down and personal with his electorate and has a strong sense of service..

The trouble is, come election time, if the choice is a jolly bearded chap who will not be a member of a majority gov. in the forseeable, or the gorgeous lush baby sister of a school friend...Annunziata Rees-Mogg, it will be a difficult call...she really is utterly charming in the flesh.