Posts Tagged ‘lord ashcroft’

Paradise lost

Written By: - Date published: 8:04 am, November 7th, 2017 - 19 comments

The Paradise Papers have provided further evidence of a small group of very wealthy people are using complex trust arrangements based in tax havens to avoid paying tax.

Ashcroft – “dead horse pong gets worse”

Written By: - Date published: 9:22 pm, March 5th, 2010 - 15 comments

Only days ago, British Conservative leader David Cameron told journalists they were “flogging a dead horse” when asking about Tory deputy chair Lord Ashcroft’s donations and tax status. Now new information has come to light about destruction of documents, tax avoidance, and offshore funding of the Conservative party.

Ashcroft owns up to “non-dom” tax status

Written By: - Date published: 10:51 am, March 2nd, 2010 - 7 comments

Lord Ashcroft, the British Conservative party’s major donor, has admitted that while he is “permanently resident” in Britain he is not domiciled there for tax status.

As a result the Conservative party may have to repay donations totalling several million pounds.

Ashcroft dealings under spotlight again

Written By: - Date published: 4:58 pm, September 29th, 2008 - 14 comments

We’ve seen Mr Key look evasive on the topic of Lord Ashcroft, so when his name popped up in the British media over the weekend I had a closer look. It made me wonder exactly what Key and Ashcroft talked about recently – and whether there were any plans for companies to be set up in […]

Key: “I just followed what was in my diary”

Written By: - Date published: 11:26 am, September 2nd, 2008 - 36 comments

TV3 revealed last night that John Key has recently met with billionaire Tory donor Lord Michael Ashcroft. Lord Ashcroft clearly preferred that the meeting be kept secret and only a glimpse of him was caught as he departed Auckland airport in his private jet.  Garner: “Has anyone in the National Party met Lord Ashcroft in […]

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