Millions of people filed their expenses last month. Millions of people filed their expenses without a special helpline, without an expenses watchdog checking that they were following the rules that they had agreed upon themselves, and without much opportunity to renegotiate any declined claims.
Just how do we all manage? Perhaps I should explain to my boss that I am simply incapable of keeping to the expenses rules in my contract of employment, that he (he, not I), need to pay £6 million to have a special watchdog make sure I’m doing what he tells me to do. And if that doesn’t work, a special hotline where I can call at any time of the day, (also at his expense), if I find it all just too confusing.
In fact, maybe I will. I think he could do with a laugh.