Controversial plans to close dozens of tax offices will not save as much money as predicted and could lead to poorer customer services, MPs have warned. The public accounts committee attacked plans to replace 170 tax offices with 13 regional 'hubs' in city centres such as Leeds, Cardiff, London and Glasgow. HM Revenue & Customs had claimed the move would save £300million by 2025 and £80million a year after that.
Fraud victims who have lost their life savings are being fobbed off by Santander in as little as 24 hours, Money Mail can reveal. Customers who have lost thousands of pounds in sophisticated scams are being sent carbon-copy letters by the bank rejecting their requests for a refund. The documents all bear the same signature and use similar sentences to blame the customer for allowing a crook to get at their money. Some are identical apart from a few words.
It may appear as no more than a popular children's toy, but investors were able to secure a better return buying Lego sets over the past 15 years than from the stock market, gold or bank accounts, a Telegraph analysis found.