TaxPersonal TaxTory peer in tax exile furore

Tory peer in tax exile furore

Lord Laidlaw still a tax exile despite agreeing three years ago to change his status as a condition of his appointment as a peer

Lord Laidlaw is still a tax exile despite agreeing three years ago to become
resident in the UK for tax purposes as a condition of becoming a Tory peer.

The
BBC
has reported that Laidlaw contacted the
Lords Appointments
Commission
three weeks ago to explain why he was still not a UK
resident for tax purposes. Laidlaw cited a number of personal reasons, but added
that he still intends to give up his status.

Although the commission has no punitive powers it intends to publish the
details in a few weeks’ time, according to reports.

The committee, from last year, does not consider an individual for a peerage
if the nominee is not a UK resident for tax purposes.

Further reading:

Press reaction to HMRC’s tax amnesty

Leader: A culture of evasion

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