TAX NEWS: Government watchdog attacks tax credits 'incompetence'. By Dan Martin
Problems with Gordon Brown's flagship tax credits system are due to "sociological incompetence", the UK's most senior public spending watchdog has claimed.
Sir John Bourne, head of the National Audit Office (NAO), said the chancellor's frequent policy changes are to blame for the "unacceptably high" losses to tax credit fraud and overpayment errors.
Speaking to 'The Sunday Telegraph', he said: "If you constantly alter the system, you increase error and fraud.