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20 July 2006 / Richard Curtis
Issue: 4067 / Categories: Comment & Analysis , HMRC powers
RICHARD CURTIS reviews the ninth and tenth sittings of Standing Committee A.

IS IT ME or does anyone else see a similarity between the Paymaster General Dawn Primarolo and Wilma Flintstone? The dark eyes the red lips the short hair (OK Wilma has hers in a bun) they both live in places beginning with B (Bristol and Bedrock) both enjoy housekeeping — Wilma vacuuming the Flintstone household Dawn tidying up messy sections of the Taxes Acts. Perhaps one could say that they even share the same catchphrase — 'Charge it!'; although Wilma may be thinking more about new expenditure whereas Dawn is probably thinking of new types of income! Now I think of it have you ever seen them together? I rest my case.

Back in the future the ninth sitting of Standing Committee A's review of the Finance Bill 2006 started with clause 56 'trade profits' which relates to charities....

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