Taxation: Havens

House of Lords written question – answered on 21st December 2010.

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Photo of Lord Dykes Lord Dykes Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to United Kingdom citizens resident in tax havens to encourage them to cease their current tax status and resume paying United Kingdom personal taxes to contribute to the deficit reduction programme.

Photo of Lord Sassoon Lord Sassoon The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury

Individuals' liability to UK tax is based on their residence and domicile status, which is determined by the relevant facts of their circumstances, as outlined in legislation and common law. All individuals, including UK citizens, are free to choose where they live and work, and their tax status will derive from that choice.

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