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Harlow’s bingo campaigners call House at Parliament

Politics / Mon 3rd Mar 2014 at 10:14am

bingo3THE fight for Bingo was taken directly to London as nearly 200 people marched to voice their support for lowering the tax duty on bingo.

They were met by Harlow MP, Robert Halfon who was delighted to see such a large crowd of constituents as they marched to Downing Street.

The crowd voiced their support following the launch of a national campaign at the beginning of the year that called for the Government to lower bingo duty.

The Boost Bingo campaign has received overwhelming support not only from 400 Bingo clubs across the country and their customers but also from the general public.

This support highlights that Bingo is a leisure activity that is at the heart of communities across Britain, including Harlow.

The Bingo Association gathered more than 300,000 petition signatures to lower the Bingo duty and organised a celebratory march to the Chancellor’s personal residence at 11 Downing Street to ensure awareness of the issue to public.

Miles Baron, Chief Executive of the Bingo Association said: “If Bingo duty is lowered from 20 per cent to 15 per cent the industry as a whole has committed to substantial investment in modernisation and jobs.”

Bingo Clubs are family-friendly areas and integral part of our communities; they not only provide enjoyment for individuals and families but also create jobs.

The Boost Bingo campaign is calling for the government to reduce excessive tax burdens, which is preventing investment and job creation.

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