Cut in bingo duty could save halls in the East

The MP for Harlow Robert Halfon has campaigned to lower bingo duty. In his Budget, the Chancellor announced the tax would be halved. Bingo halls in this region say it could secure their future.

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MP gets a warm welcome from bingo players in Harlow

Robert Halfon MP greeted by bingo players in Harlow. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The MP behind a campaign to cut the amount of tax paid by bingo halls has received a warm welcome from players in Harlow.

Robert Halfon, the MP for Harlow, campaigned to have duty cut from 20% to 15%.

In the Chancellor's 2014 Budget, bingo tax was cut to 10%.

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