The Coates family named as UK’s second biggest taxpayers – and this is how much they paid – Stoke-on

Billionaire businesswoman Denise Coates and her family paid an estimated £156 million in tax last year.

The figure puts the bet365 owners second in The Sunday Times newspaper’s list of the UK’s top taxpayers.

Ms Coates – the country’s best paid boss – was listed alongside her brother John, joint chief executive of bet365, and her father and chairman Peter.

The paper’s rundown of the top 50 taxpayers in 2017/18 is topped by Stephen Rubin, who is the majority owner of JD Sports and was liable for £181.6 million last year.

Third on the list is the entrepreneur Sir James Dyson and family who the newspaper calculated to have paid almost £128 million.

Denise Coates

Denise Coates

Robert Watts, who compiles the Tax List and The Sunday Times Rich List, said: “It’s hard to deny that the Panama Papers, Paradise Papers and other high-profile scandals have given the impression that none

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