Articles tagged Tax Office

Page 135 of May 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 135, May 2009

The greatest consulting detective and the Grand Prix Austins

Sherlock Holmes remains the greatest fictional detective of them all, quoted frequently, even in a Times leader, in spite of the fascinating efforts of that Belgian crime-investigator and those others who flit across the TV screens. When Holmes’s creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died, his sons did not want Holmes stories to continue. But this lasted for a short time only and now pastiches appear in...

Page 29 of October 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, October 1973

Matters of Moment

On With The Show This is certainly the theme song of the SMM & T, organisers of the London Motor Show which is scheduled to take place this year at Earls Court between October 17th and 27th. It shows no sign of changing this to "The Show Is Over", in spite of advice to hold it bi-annually, outside London, or not at all, the last-named in view of the impossibility of shopping properly for a...

Page 21 of August 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, August 1977

Matters of the moment

A Swansea saga, or the case of the forgotten Sevens To be viable, a tax must not cost more to collect than the turnover it represents. The price of the vast Swansea Motor Tax Computer Centre, quoted as £400-million, is a mere flea-bite against motor-tax collected, which in 1975-76 ran at the astronomical figure of £2,944-million and in 1976-77 is estimated as likely to rise to £3,465-million (...

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