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TSI statement on the Budget 2011

Picture of George OsborneGeorge Osborne’s budget includes tax increases on tobacco and alcohol that will hopefully help in the battle to reduce under age sales. The Trading Standards Institute notes his commitment to ‘substantially’ reduce burdens of the communications and media regulatory framework and, while welcoming anything that supports Intellectual Property (IP)-intensive businesses, will look closely at any following detail to identify any potential detriment to consumers.

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