Ed Miliband’s most senior adviser pays no tax on his reported £300,000 earnings in Britain, The Telegraph has learned.
David Axelrod, a former adviser to Barack Obama, admitted that he is not resident for tax purposes in the UK.
This is, of course, no different at all from Google Ireland selling advertising in the UK.
Person or company not resident in the UK pays no tax in the UK on income arising from UK. They pay where they are resident: in both cases, ultimately, in the US.
But of course one has an international campaign against it, the other will be, well, this is just normal, isn’t it? On political grounds, of course.