Sunday, June 08, 2008

Now that's no advice

Via The Englishman, if you ever suspect that your NI number has been involved in fraud, you can easily find out what to do.
NIM39140 - National Insurance Numbers (NINOs): Format and Security: What to do if you suspect or discover fraud

(This text has been withheld because of exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act 2000)

Or maybe not...


Rory Meakin said...

Very strange - the FOIA has no provisions which mean information cannot be released, it merely has exemptions which allow public authorities the discretion. So to imply that information has been withheld because of the FOIA is untrue.

leg-iron said...

I think that means 'We don't have a clue what you can do about it but we're going to pretend we do, and then pretend that we're not allowed to tell you'.

There should really be a minimum IQ requirement for a politician's job. If we set it at 50 to start with, we'd cut Parliament in half.

Frederick Davies said...

Ahhh! The delights of Government incompetence: put up a webpage of advice and then fill it in with "none of your business".