Free wine hidden in small print claimed after three months

Wednesday, 15 May, 2024
BBC News, Cat McGowan
A free bottle of wine has finally been claimed after being hidden in the privacy policy of a tax-focused think tank's website for three months.

Tax Policy Associates added the clause in February as an experiment, to see if anyone would actually read the full terms.

The non-profit organisation's head Dan Neidle shared the story in a tweet on X, formerly Twitter, saying the first person to spot it would get sent a "bottle of good wine".

Mr Neidle – who has previously reported on high-profile tax cases, including that of former Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi – told the BBC it was his idea to add the wine offer.

The business has recently changed the small print on its site after the eagle-eyed discovery.

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