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Complainant Name:
Mr Bruce Elliott

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Daily Telegraph

Complaint:

Mr Bruce Elliott complained to the Press Complaints Commission about an article which he considered to have inaccurately stated that two-thirds of millionaires had left Britain following the introduction of a 50p tax rate. In fact the statistical drop in the number of people earning an annual income of over £1m reflected not just those who had left the country but those who had reduced their taxable incomes through "forestalling".

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved after the PCC negotiated the publication of the following correction, published alongside the amended article online:

When this article was first posted it said that two-thirds of the country's million-pound earners left or disappeared from Britain to avoid the 50p levy. It should have stated that they disappeared from official statistics; the article has been amended accordingly.

Date Published: 07/01/2013



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