Biggest UK taxpayers list puts onshore billionaire Denise Coates easily at the top

Mark Battersby
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The founder and joint chief executive of gambling giant Bet365 was the UK's biggest taxpayer by far last year, followed by billionaire banker Chris Rokos, according to the latest Sunday Times Tax List. Denise Coates, 54, who paid herself £421m in 2020 has built up an estimated £8.4bn wealth from Bet365 which places her as the 17th richest person in the country. Her family paid an estimated £481.7m in tax last year, topping the annual ranking of billionaires' tax payments again this year.  Her pay since 2016 totals almost £1.3bn. The Sunday Times said in its 30 January detailed r...

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