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Construction Industry Scheme

Volume 488: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses formerly registered for gross payment under the Construction Industry Scheme have ceased to hold that status in each year since the scheme’s inception. (258307)

There has been a special compliance scheme for the construction industry since 1972. Information over that period could be provided only at disproportionate cost. For the period of the current scheme, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 27 October 2008, Official Report, column 777W to the hon. Member for Hyndburn (Mr. Pope).