CRUMBS! Wednesday Jan 7

FOR all our readers who run their own events business and have to submit tax returns, did you get it in on time last financial year, or did you use a business-events related excuse to wangle an extension, like ‘I organised an Accountants Convention, so it felt like I’d already done it, I swear’?

Well, don’t worry, because whatever excuse you might have employed can’t be worse than those on the UK’s HM Revenue and Customs top 10 worst excuses people have used for filing their return late.

According to the Telegraph, these included “I’ve been traveling around the world, trying to escape from a foreign intelligence agency”, “I was up a mountain in Wales, and couldn’t find a post box or get an internet signal” and “I live in a camper van in a supermarket car park”.