Paradise Papers: Lord Ashcroft stayed non-dom despite pledges

Lord Ashcroft in September 2017Image copyright

Lord Ashcroft remained a non-dom, and continued to avoid tax despite attempts by Parliament to make peers pay their full share, leaked documents reveal.

The peer was domiciled for tax purposes in Belize at a time when it was widely believed he had given up the status, the Paradise Papers show.

While ordinary Britons have to pay tax on everything they earn, non-doms are only taxed on their UK income.

Lord Ashcroft, who donated millions to the Tories, said he would not comment.

He said it was

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