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Bridgwater bingo fans sign petition for tax cut
BINGO fans in Bridgwater came together to sign a petition asking the Government to reduce the gambling tax on bingo clubs.
More than 400 signatures were gathered from campaign supporters at Mecca in Bridgwater after a weekend of bingo.
Jenny Witcombe, manager at Mecca in Bridgwater, told the Mercury: “The unfair tax burden is putting financial pressures on clubs like mine, and preventing new investment, new jobs and new clubs.”
The petition was organised as part of a nationwide campaign entitled ‘Boost Bingo’, which is aimed at bringing down the bingo duty tax, which is currently set at 20%, in line with other gambling activities, which are currently taxed at 15%.
Ms Witcombe said: “It hurts small clubs like ours more than larger clubs.
“It’s something the customers here in Bridgwater embraced and had no problems signing the petition.”
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