HC Deb 14 December 1965 vol 722 c226W
46. Sir W. Teeling

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why he has decided this year to tax Christmas clubs and tontine clubs; how he proposes to trace the subscribers; what extra moneys he expects to collect; and whether he is satisfied that the cost of collection will not outweigh the results in finance.

Mr. Diamond

Christmas clubs and tontines, like thrift and loan clubs generally, have for many years been charged to tax on interest and other income. The usual arrangement is that the club accounts for the tax due and thus there is no occasion for the Inland Revenue to collect from individual subscribers.