I have made a mistake. Both in the magazine, and below, we say that Peter Shilton won his tax battle with the Inland Revenue. Alas not. I’m told he lost in the Lords, so before anyone goes out and pays their employees huge fees when they leave the company, you might want to double check the rules first.
And before anyone else says it, yes, TS did have a go at someone for making a similar mistake on the back page this week.
I should also clarify. Suggestions for notable celebrity tax cases detailed below came from John Whiting of PwC. The mistakes all come from me.