UK taxman 'accidentally' deletes 1m records

Discussion in 'Community' started by plinden, Sep 12, 2005.

  1. plinden macrumors 68040

    plinden

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    Saw this on macworld.co.uk - http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/index.cfm?NewsID=12591

    An interesting quote:
    What are the chances this is implemented in Windows?
     
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

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    I've just mentioned this to my girlfriend, who works for HM Revenue and Customs, and her response was "I'm not surprised."

    She does, however, maintain that this wasn't her fault.
     
  3. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

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    How do I find out if my records have been deleted?
     
  4. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

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    I can have a word, if you like?
     
  5. skunk macrumors G4

    skunk

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    Just what I was thinking...
    :)
     
  6. dcv macrumors G3

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    fairly high.

    IIRC it was EDS who buggered up the tax credit system. that and pretty much everything else they touch.
     
  7. plinden thread starter macrumors 68040

    plinden

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    I think you're right - my brother works for the Child Support Agency (booo! hiss!) and EDS installed their system (with Siemens-Fujitsu PCs), and it hasn't worked right from the start. Of course, from what my brother says, no one in the CSA does any work anyway so it doesn't make any difference.
     

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