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Abolition Day - the end to U.K. Betting Tax

8 October 2001

For millions of gamblers all over the country this is an act of freedom. The Government until now failed to recognize that Britain has become a nation of gamblers. Churchill''s decision reflected the popularity attitude of the public that enjoyment was wrong. The attitudes have changed. Till this week''s meaningful announcement, gambling has been penalized. Winston Churchill imposed betting tax in 1926, the year of the General. And nowadays-UNITED KINGDOM –Oct. 5, 2001 – As reported by in London: “It is impossible to overestimate the importance of the historic event that took place at Saturday 6 October. Chancellor Gordon Brown''s wise and compassionate scheme to end the betting duty, his spring Budget, came into effect. As Chancellor, Gordon Brown can list lots of achievements. But the irony is that the greatest of them all has been to raise the gambling tax.

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