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Thousands of tax workers on strike across region

More than two thousand tax office workers are striking across the West Country today angry about proposed job cuts. The office in Barnstaple is one of those scheduled to close. It's the biggest in the region and thirty jobs are at risk.

Unions are staging walk-outs across the country this week. Twenty three tax offices are on the verge of closing.


Bristol man one of Britain's most wanted tax fraudsters

Bristol businessman Nasser Ahmed has been named as one of "Britain's most wanted" tax fugitives.

He has been on the run since fleeing from Bristol Crown Court eight years ago owing £156 million.

He was jailed for six years in his absence. Today his face was published on a website with 30 other suspects being sought by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs.

Bob Constantine reports.

Caravan tax could effect tourism

Retailers say proposals to put VAT on the sale of static caravans will be disastrous to the region's tourism industry. The Government's own calculations suggest that demand will fall by thirty per cent.

Holiday park owners say customers won't buy at the increased price and that will have a knock on effect on the wider economy. Our business correspondent Seth Conway reports.

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