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Goodison, Nicholas (36 of 46) National Life Stories: City Lives
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Goodison, Nicholas (speaker, male)
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Part 36 (tape 24 side B): Work on Treasury Report and reception of Report cont. Attempt to make NG change his key recommendation despite agreement that report be published as he had written it; NG refused to make change and Report was published in January 2004; key recommendations. Recommendations which have been accepted; those which have yet to be. Wanting to encourage culture of giving in GB. Four or five people have asked NG how to commission music. NG now known in world of visual arts as someone who encourages giving. [Closed between 09:58 – 10:13 until June 2033] Inheritance tax etc re works of art. First met Paul Boateng in 1970s when both on board of English National Opera, his attitude to trade union re ENO. Unsure how Report came to be commissioned; Gordon Brown. NG unpaid to do Report, travel costs unmet. Sarah Tebbitt, Treasury Official. Further details process of doing Report. Recommendation NG was asked to drop, that gifts would be set against income tax. Late publication of Report, response to it.
Interview with Sir Nicholas Goodison, Chairman of the Stock Exchange (1976–1988) the TSB Group (1989–1995), the Courtauld Institute of Art, (1982–2002), the National Art Collections Fund (1986–2002), and National Life Stories (2003–).