Couple receive 13-year-old council tax bill - for 2p!
The price for sending a Second Class Letter is now 27p for stamps...
An elderly Northamptonshire couple were shocked to receive a 13-year-old council tax bill - for 2p. Peggy and William Everson, from Kettering, got the bill correcting the amount they had owed for the tax year of 1994/95.
The couple, who had moved from nearby Wellingborough 13 years ago, apparently still owed Wellingborough Council 2p.
Mrs Everson, 73, said the bill was sent to her daughter's address on Friday because that was a forwarding address they had originally given when they moved.
She said: "My daughter said a letter had come from the council so I told her to open it.
"She told me I owed them a lot of money, then laughed and said it was a bill for 2p.
"It's something to do with changes to our council tax benefit but I don't really understand it.
"The bill is for the year 1994/5 - it says we paid £28.79 but now they've made an amendment and we should have actually paid £28.81.