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Chancellor hikes tax relief for film partnership schemes

Investors in film partnership schemes will get 20 per cent tax relief under new rules outlined in the Budget, according to Chancellor Gordon Brown.

In a bid to boost investment in the schemes, the Chancellor said he will hike the relief but indicated he would close any remaining loopholes.

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