Mysterious billion pound bill

An unassuming pensioner has received a £4.7 billion bill.

Mysterious billion pound bill
Mysterious billion pound bill

An unassuming pensioner has received a £4.7 billion bill.

The 78-year-old former builder from Derbyshire, England, was shocked to discover the hefty unpaid bill from HM Revenue & Customs, with a letter also explaining they would be taking £950 million from his account each month for the next five months.

The father-of-two said: "I was a bit shocked when I saw the amount, I'm used to hundreds, not billions.

"I could manage the £255 if I sold my Peugeot 206 and I'll have to cut down on my shopping at Asda."

Acknowledging their mistake, a spokesperson for HMRC apologised for the mysterious accident.

They told Sky News: "We don't talk about individual cases but when we make mistakes we aim to put them right fast and apologise."

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