Conservative Lord Ashcroft ‘avoids’ full UK tax bill

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Conservative Lord Ashcroft ‘avoids’ full UK tax bill

Lord Ashcroft has continued to avoid millions of pounds of tax despite promising to become a full UK taxpayer, the BBC has learned.

The Conservative peer transferred ownership of his main UK company, the Impellam Group, to a trust for the benefit of his children, Panorama has found.

Lord Ashcroft, who is set to resign as deputy chairman of the Conservative Party, transferred his