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Tax Allowances

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will provide tax relief to all forms of media using public interest criteria. (257200)

The Government have no plans to provide additional tax relief to all forms of media.

The Government have clear objectives for the tax system, which include minimising distortions. For the introduction of any special reliefs the Government will need to be satisfied that there is clear evidence of the benefits, and that these outweigh the costs of the introduction of the measure.