Two stories that I have read today and

then thrown away (having completed a risk assessment, applied for a waste licence with the commensurate fee and written to the Secretary of State in triplicate):-
From the Sunday Telegraph:
Havant council spent 34p on a letter demanding payment of a 1p tax bill. Guy Shepperd, 36, of Horndean, Hants, was told he could pay by instalments.
From Private Eye:
Citywest Homes, the “arm’s length” company which manages Westminster council’s housing stock, is inviting oldies to get in touch if they need any help with a variety of tasks, including “filling in forms”. To avail themselves of the service all the tenants have to do is, er, fill in a form!