Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs is failing to answer nearly 50% of phone calls from customers trying to access information about the tax and benefits system.
The auction of spending promises is over, and the next government will now have to find ways of paying the bills.
HM Revenue and Customs has "too cosy" a relationship with large accountancy firms which advise wealthy individuals and corporations on how to avoid tax, a parliamentary report has warned.
THE pub and nightclub empire run by entertainment entrepreneur Stefan King has been named and shamed by the UK Government for failing to pay staff the National Minimum Wage.
By common consent, the last Labour Government had a questionable record on protecting civil liberties.