A JUNIOR clerk somewhere up in the North East thought it would be a good idea to shove half the nation’s most important info into an envelope, and bung it in the unregistered post.

So the current palaver is all his fault. Apparently.

The cry of “Piffle!” (or the exclamation of choice) can be heard going up right now from the however many people whose bank details are now in a jiffy bag somewhere in England. Or elsewhere.

If your organisation runs on a system which lets a spotty lad in accounts get his hands on this sort of stuff unsupervised, then you’ve got a barmy system.

In fact, you’ve got a system where a disaster is pretty well guaranteed.

Sue Papworth