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A loophole in the law allows all cigar shops to have sampling rooms. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Half a million company car drivers are facing higher tax bills under government plans to close a loophole that allows employees to buy cheap vehicles. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The loophole is widely exploited. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Friends of the Earth has been accused of exploiting a legal loophole to avoid sanctions by the charity regulator over misleading claims it made about fracking. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The very fact of their being on front pages often highlights a legal loophole. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He also wants loopholes closed and is worried about cuts to the police force. The Sun (2012)It has changed the law to shut loopholes and successfully challenged many schemes in court. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Manufacturers will find that other loopholes have been closed. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The search for legal loopholes would be discouraged. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It follows claims the firm exploited loopholes to dodge paying millions in corporation tax. The Sun (2013)Knew the relevant legal loopholes because he wrote them. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Pay consultants will have a field day as banks scramble to find loopholes or new definitions of bonuses. Times, Sunday Times (2012)One adviser openly admitted that he was in the business of selling products based on loopholes in the law. Times, Sunday Times (2012)How can the loophole be closed? Times, Sunday Times (2010)Campaigners blame the Government for loopholes in the scheme. The Sun (2016)Additionally, loopholes were always opened from the side. THE HUNTING OF MAN (2004)When governments try to close the loopholes, they end up with failed regulation. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They wanted specifics, they wanted laws and loopholes. Christianity Today (2000)Very often these firms say there is a legal loophole they can use so you don't pay tax. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This constant attempt by the government to close loopholes isn't working because people simply find a way around them. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Last year the Government closed a loophole in the law to stop restaurants using service charges and tips to subsidise wages. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The case collapsed at the Old Bailey but this loophole remains open. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There is still an army of hundreds, possibly thousands, of tax boutiques which specialise in finding loopholes in the tax code. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is right for the government to close tax loopholes but it needs to be careful that it doesn't discourage people from making Britain their economic centre. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'loophole'
British English: loophole NOUN
A loophole in the law is a small mistake which allows people to do something that would otherwise be illegal.
It is estimated that 60,000 businesses are exploiting a loophole in the law to avoid prosecution.
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