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Complainant Name:
Mr Geoffrey Martin

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Mail on Sunday

Complaint:
Mr Geoffrey Martin, Head of the Representation in the United Kingdom of the European Commission, complained that an article wrongly claimed that a shop for European Commission employees was tax free, that it was secret, subsidised by tax payers and only for the 'privileged elite'.

Resolution:
The newspaper published a letter from the complainant making clear the shop is not tax free and is run on a non-profit making basis, along with a statement from the newspaper regretting that they had mistakenly said that the shop was tax free.

Report: 48



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