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That high tech new HMRC computer system is, er…, just Microsoft Word [photo]

It’s not that often any central government IT system, let alone one from HMRC, gets a glowing write-up in the media. Far too often it’s a case of delays and cost over-runs, so kudos to the team who have pulled off this result:

A £45MILLION super-computer has helped Revenue officials grab back an extra £2billion from tax-dodgers.

But take a close look at the photo in The Sun illustrating the story. What’s that on the computer screen?

New HMRC computer system is just Microsoft Word

It’s really just Microsoft Word with one word in a big font.

I do hope there’s actually rather more to this whizzy new computer system…

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