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Complainant Name:
Mr Michael Illman and Mr David Brown

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sunday Times


Mr Michael Illman and Mr David Brown complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the publication of a clearly identifiable photograph of them among race goers at Ascot above a headline that referred to "the taxman ... cracking down on abuses of the non-resident status rules" was damaging and misleading; both complainants paid full UK taxes.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following clarification and apology:

A report about non-resident status for tax purposes (A guide to quitting Britain - properly, Money, June 21 2009) was illustrated with a library photograph of Ascot race-goers. Two of them - Michael Illman and David Brown - have informed us that they are both UK tax-payers and not non-resident. We are happy to clarify the position and apologise for any embarrassment caused.

Date Published: 22/04/2010

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