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sweetheart deal

n
(Commerce) informal any agreement in which a public body offers unduly favourable terms to a private company or individual
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is a win for power consumers who are distrustful of sweetheart deals between DUs and generating companies,' Gatchalian said in a statement.
If you want to know how to lead a comfortable life without having any apparent and declared source of income, the leading answer is as Rahul Gandhi did through his 'Sweetheart Deals' with Fly-by-Night Operators."
He has described these as 'sweetheart deals' since the ERC bent over backwards to accept the filing of the proposed contracts in 2016.
LARGE firms would be forced to publish full tax returns under Labour plans to expose "sweetheart deals" and tackle avoidance.
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Ilford North MP Wes Streeting said: "Constituents filing their tax returns don't have the luxury of negotiating their own sweetheart deals."
Lib Dem MSP Tavish Scott said: "The sweetheart deals we saw at Coatbridge could have been replicated at other colleges."
"All kinds of businesses find HMRC chases them for every penny they owe, but they suspect there are sweetheart deals with a few of the largest multinational firms who aren't paying their fair share.
No mention of tax-evading corporations or sweetheart deals with HMRC.
Curiously, in New York, Glynn seems to be exercising the same kind of political influences that got him sweetheart deals for decades.
HMRC has reportedly done a number of other sweetheart deals with multinational corporations, raking in [pounds sterling]4.5bn for the Treasury, though it is not known how much tax owed was waived in the process.