Dyson and Ashley among the UK’s biggest taxpayers

SIR James Dyson, Mike Ashley and the Beckham family have been named among those who paid the most tax in the UK last year.

A table of the top 50 taxpayers is headed by Stephen Rubin, who is the majority owner of JD Sports and was liable for £181.6million.

The inaugural Sunday Times Tax List puts Denise, John and Peter Coates, owners of bet365, in second place with a £156million bill in 2017/18, while Sir James Dyson is third with £127.8million.

It comes after Sir James recently announced plans to move his company’s headquarters to Singapore, which has a lower corporate tax rate than the UK, although he denied tax considerations were behind the change.

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

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Dyson and Ashley among the UK’s biggest taxpayers

SIR James Dyson, Mike Ashley and the Beckham family have been named among those who paid the most tax in the UK last year.

A table of the top 50 taxpayers is headed by Stephen Rubin, who is the majority owner of JD Sports and was liable for £181.6million.

The inaugural Sunday Times Tax List puts Denise, John and Peter Coates, owners of bet365, in second place with a £156million bill in 2017/18, while Sir James Dyson is third with £127.8million.

It comes after Sir James recently announced plans to move his company’s headquarters to Singapore, which has a lower corporate tax rate than the UK, although he denied tax considerations were behind the change.

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

... read more at: https://www.metro.news/dyson-and-ashley-among-the-uks-biggest-taxpayers/1410662/

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