You'd think the UK government would be able to at least afford A4 paper for its printers, considering the amount we pay in taxes. But according to The Telegraph, the HMRC forgot to order enough paper to print tax reminders.
I know, you're thinking what's so bad about not getting a tax reminder. And I'd agree if that meant you got a special tax exemption! But these people are going to have to pay anyway—albeit with an extra 30 days to do so—and now they're suddenly stuck for payment that they didn't see coming.
You know what you can never forget to order enough of? Emails. SMS notifications. Both of which would save the HMRC a good bit of dosh which would in turn (gasp!) mean they wouldn't need as much tax revenue in the first place. [The Telegraph]