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Complainant Name:
Mr D C Cozens

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: South Wales Evening Post


Mr D C Cozens complained to the Press Complaints Commission about an article which was, in his view, inaccurate and misleading in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice.

The complainant said that, contrary to a quote in the article, members of the traveller community were subject to the same tax obligations as other UK citizens.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following correction:

In the Evening Post of December 15, in an article called ‘We don't want gypsy sites in our areas', we quoted one opponent of the proposed sites as saying, ‘Travellers do not pay any tax'. We are happy to make clear that members of the traveller community are subject to the same taxation laws as anyone else living or working in Britain.

Date Published: 29/03/2013

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