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Exclusive: Brown misled public over Haiti single

Publié par Clifford Armion le 04/02/2010

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"The Treasury is to claw back hundreds of thousands of pounds from overseas aid money despite Gordon Brown's promise to waive tax on a charity record for Haiti's earthquake victims. After the quake on the Caribbean nation three months ago, which killed an estimated 230,000 people, the pop mogul Simon Cowell and 21 celebrities produced a version of REM's song "Everybody Hurts" to raise disaster relief funds.

"The Prime Minister announced that he had decided VAT would be waived on the single.

"But to the fury of aid officials at the Department for International Development, the Treasury has warned them that they will effectively be sent a bill for the Exchequer's lost revenue, The Independent has learnt - the equivalent of the "lost" VAT will be deducted from its budget."

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"Exclusive: Brown misled public over Haiti single", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2010. Consulté le 15/04/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/exclusive-brown-misled-public-over-haiti-single