Lord Ashcroft revealed on 1 March 2010 that he has been non-domiciled in the UK for tax purposes since being elevated to the peerage in 2000. Questions have been asked as to the amount of tax he would have been liable to pay in the UK had he not decided to have 'non-dom' status and had instead been fully domiciled in the UK for tax purposes.
Liberal Democrat Shadow Home Secretary Chris Huhne MP has calculated that the amount of tax he would have been liable for since 2000 might be £127 million (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2010/03/02/lord-ashcroft-tax-scandal-the-unpaid-127million-115875-22079116/).
We also note the substantial sums of money and back office support given by Lord Ashcroft and his companies to the Conservative party - http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article7045984.ece.
We, the undersigned, call on Lord Ashcroft to pay to the UK exchequer the tax for which he would have been liable had he not decided to be non-domiciled in the UK for tax purposes since 2000, so that it can be spent on the NHS, schools, police and other front line services.
Commentators estimate that this sum could be as much as £127 million.
The Ashcroft should pay a decade of taxes petition to Lord Ashcroft was written by John and is in the category Politics at GoPetition.