Pensioner slapped with £900,000 tax demand

Emma Woollacott
Budget 2010
Budget 2010

A Chorley pensioner has been sent tax bills adding up to over £950,000 - more than 87 times his annual income.

According to the Lancashire Evening Post, former furniture upholsterer and Lancashire county councillor Don Yates initially misread the first demand, for over £384,000, as £384. A month later, a £576,000 bill arrived.