Beckhams, Dyson boss and Easyjet founder among Britons paying the most tax

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of easyJet, also featured on the list (Fiona Hanson/PA)

Denise, John and Peter Coates, owners of bet365, are second with a £156 million tax bill, while Sir James Dyson, who recently announced plans to move his company’s headquarters to Asia, is third on the list with £127.8 million.

Mike Ashley, founder of Sports Direct, paid £30.4 million in taxes last year and chairman of the Ineos group and the man who topped the Sunday Times Rich List Sir Jim Ratcliffe was liable for £110.5 million.

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 of Britain’s wealthy elite contribute a penny to

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