U.K. taxman hit with ad complaint

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Sometimes it seems that almost anything will offend someone. Take the latest round of complaints filed with the Advertising Standards Authority in London (actual ASA Web-site complaint button shown here). Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, a new British agency formed recently to improve tax collection, launched a national ad campaign last month encouraging people to help the government catch self-employed people who do not pay taxes on their wages. The ad showed a plumber hiding under a kitchen sink with the tagline, “With your help, we’ll make sure self-employed people who don’t pay their tax have nowhere to hide.”

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