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Complainant Name:
Zac Goldsmith MP

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Sunday Times


Zac Goldsmith MP complained to the Press Complaints Commission that reference to him, including the publication of his photograph, in an article about the Treasury's planned closure of a stamp duty loophole was inaccurate and misleading; in fact, he had always paid full stamp duty on his properties.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following clarification, in the newspaper and online:

We are happy to make clear that Zac Goldsmith (Super-rich to lose stamp duty dodge, March 6) has always paid full stamp duty on his properties and that the use of his photograph to illustrate the article was not intended to suggest otherwise. We regret any confusion caused.

Date Published: 20/05/2011

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