Reports

HMRC Beats Phone Scammers

New controls deployed by HMRC mean fraudsters can no longer spoof most of the department’s helpline numbers.

Scammers mimic legitimate HMRC helpline numbers (often beginning with 0300) to dupe taxpayers and steal their money and personal information. 

HMRC Issues Scams Warning

HMRC is warning people to be vigilant about phone calls from fraudsters pretending to be the UK tax authority.

Outstanding Essex Children's Services

Great news from Essex County Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Families, Cllr Dick Madden, this week following an inspection by Ofsted of the council's services for children:

Alex Burghart MP Welcomes New Rail Ombudsman Service

Complaints about rails services are a regular feature of my inbox so I know many constituents will be pleased to learn about a new impartial and independent Ombudsman for the railway which will enhance the industry’s complaints process, and help rail customers.