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24 February 2005 – The group of Nine Associations in the UK has once again delivered a clear message to Chancellor Gordon Brown: do not increase taxes on the manufacturing industry.
BPF (British Plastics Federation) director-general Peter Davis, speaking on behalf of the Nine Associations, said: “Like most independent observers, we are concerned that public borrowing will overshoot by £11bn a year. To meet this deficit, we urge the Chancellor not to increase taxes on the manufacturing sector at this time.”