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Reference FCO 7/1852
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title The question of selective employment tax (SET) charges in respect of private contractors' work on behalf of US military authorities in United Kingdom (1970)
Description The UK's aim is to ensure the maintenance of the US's commitment to Europe. The UK sees the most important action is to avoid an adverse or discouraging effect on the formulation of the Administration's policy to contribute to the defence of Europe. Congressional pressure to cut defence spending may weaken the Administration policy and the UK taxing the US contribution to the defence of Europe may contribute to further Congressional pressure for a withdrawal of US forces from Europe.
Date 1970
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region Europe
Countries United Kingdom, United States
Places Asia; Belgium; Eastern Europe; Europe; France; Germany; Greece; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Netherlands; Norway; Soviet Union; Turkey; United Kingdom; United States of America
People Brandt, Willy; Burns, Arthur; Kennedy, David Matthew; Mayo, Robert
Topics Balance of Payments; Burden sharing; Congress; Defence; Department of State; Draft; Economy; Education; Environment; Federal Reserve; Health; Ministry of Defence; North Atlantic Treaty Association (NATO); Oil; organisation; Payments; Poverty; Taxation; Taxes; Trade; Treasury; troops; Warsaw Pact; withdrawal
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