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Construction Industry (Tax Exemption Certificates)

Volume 931: debated on Wednesday 11 May 1977

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many construction contractors residing in, and operating from, the area covered by the Macclesfield constituency have applied for a 714 certificate; of these how many have been granted a certificate; and how many have been refused.

On 14th April, the date of most recent count, 956 applications had been received by inspectors of taxes dealing with the area covered by the Macclesfield constituency. Of these, 718 had been approved and 55 refused. The remainder were still under inquiry, in most cases awaiting further information from the applicants concerned.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many sub-contractors' certificates have been refused by the tax inspectors of his Department over the last 12 months to the latest available date.

15,473 sub-contractors had their applications turned down between 9th April 1976 and 14th April 1977. Some of them will subsequently have been granted certificates, either after appealing, or, having taken steps to meet the qualifying conditions, after a fresh application.