I'm not sure what enrages me more, this news or whether that they won't be back until October 12th! [parliament.uk].
"A mountain of bad news was buried by the Government as it rushed out reports and 26 ministerial statements the day before MPs go on holiday. Whitehall sources said that many of the reports were ready to be published weeks ago, and would normally be released in stages, but ministers had insisted they all be delayed till yesterday."
"It also emerged that HM Revenue and Customs has set aside nearly £5 billion to deal with potential claims after a legal victory over VAT by a relative of Ian Fleming, the author"...Baldinio...where are you?
Update Wed 22nd: Labour seem to have benefitted from this: "The Labour party has been the surprise recipient of a £4.6m ($7.5m) pre-election boost after a successful claim for past overpayments of value added tax." [Financial Times]