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Tuesday, 15 January 2008

The UK Labour government has recently announced policies to reduce the tax burden of their proposed Id scheme.

No longer will illegal immigrants be required to register their biometric data before entering the country, one source stating, "Though the cost of the Id scheme is not expected to go over the budget that has been set aside for this policy, it is viewed that the exclusion of illegal immigrants will help towards controlling its overall costs."

Furthermore other exclusions have been announced by David Hanson, minister of state at the Ministry of Justice, declaring the scrapping of the failed IT scheme to track criminals.

Sources close to the cabinet have said that the removal of illegal immigrants and criminals from the Id scheme will reduce its complexity and its final cost to the tax paying public, but further exclusions are being mooted such as politicians, barristers, judges and perhaps also police officers.

However, when closely questioned about the final financial commitment the government would have to make, no further comment was offered.

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