Very often it is the things which are not said during a Budget speech which give the greatest cause for concern.
Two years ago Government Ministers undertook to take steps to try and ensure that pensioners who were overpaying tax would be helped by the tax authorities.
During February, HMRC plans to write to or telephone selected tax credit claimants to encourage them to report in-year increases in income and other changes in circums
But is it an improvement?
LITRG has strongly criticised HMRC's practice on collecting tax credit overpayments that are due to official error.