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repeal the repayment of tax credit overpayments

Comment 15th March 2013

Not sure if this is the correct section but I think this would be immensely popular.

 

Today it was announced that many people – including single mothers – have been overpaid their tax credits, and will have to repay thousands.

 

Why not simply write off the whole lot?

In the first place, the government wrote off enormous sums re the latest banking crisis, and bailed out the banks. It seems only fair that on this occasion it should "bail out" the taxpayer, especially as this does not involve any actual payment.

Furthermore, to calculate and collect these payments including by threat of legal action would be absolutely enormous.

Why does this matter?

This would be enormously popular, would cost nothing, and may even get you re-elected. Think about it, Nick.

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