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"Ghost" Workers

Volume 974: debated on Monday 26 November 1979

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has any proposals to investigate allegations of tax irregularities arising from payments to "ghost" workers employed by independent television companies.

"Ghost workers" in television are understood to be members of production crews who allegedly draw pay while not being physically present. There is no reason to suppose that tax irregularities are involved. The Inland Revenue audit programme for all companies involves on-site checks.