HMRC recently pulled me out of their hat for an investigation. No problem with that at all. They wanted certain information, which I provided. The first tranch of info was a long questionnaire which made me realise that I certainly was not the type of target desired. They replied and asked for more information. At their behest I sent them a Veracrypt locked usb as the data on it related to payroll and my bank accounts. I enclosed a letter with my contact details for the password and waited for a call.....no call, but a few weeks later a letter arrived saying that they had concluded their investigation and this is the weird bit, they asserted that I had told them that I had provided my (one) employee with certain benefits which I most certainly don't! Has anyone else had an experience this peculiar recently?
I'm sure that it is part of the attempt to catch people raiding the Covid-19 pot illegally but they only have to look at my history for pity's sake. It is depressing to think that we are paying some nitwit's salary for this waste of time.