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Lord Ashcroft hid in a toilet to avoid answering allegations of tax avoidance. How many other shadowy businesspeople are keeping their heads down in similar ways?

Lewis Hamilton should have known: You can’t avoid paying tax on your private plane and expect people to praise you for asking other people to give.

It is therefore no surprise that his support for the BBC’s Children in Need appeal garnered this response:

He has also been supporting other efforts to attack poverty:

But here’s the thing:

And that’s exactly the point. By avoiding his tax obligation, Mr Hamilton – the UK’s highest-paid sportsman, unless I’ve been misinformed – is depriving the state of the cash necessary to fund schemes that would help lift children out of poverty, in a way that charities simply can’t achieve.

Of course, there are alternatives to harsh criticism:

And of course, Lewis Hamilton isn’t the only tax avoider in the UK.

We know about him because reporters on the BBC’s Panorama knew that he is a big name that would attract interest.

What about the really serious offenders? These are the businesspeople who make a career out of cheating the nation out of their tax obligation.

It might be legal, but it sure isn’t moral.

Lord Ashcroft was the token businessperson mentioned by Panorama, but there are plenty more – and they deprive us of billions.

Who are they?


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