Peter Hargreaves and Leonie Schroder were two of the UK's biggest taxpayers - reports

The Sunday Times Tax List 2021

David Brenchley
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Peter Hargreaves and Leonie Schroder were named in the top ten biggest taxpayers in the UK during 2019/20, according to analysis from The Sunday Times that showed tax receipts collected from the richest in the country dropped significantly thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.

Schroder, director of asset manager Schroders, and Hargreaves, co-founder of investment platform Hargreaves Lansdown, came in seventh and ninth in the list respectively, having paid £109.4m and £91.4m in taxes last year on their wealth of £4bn and £2.4bn respectively. The figures come from The Sunday Times Tax List 2021, which was topped by Bet365 owners Denise Coates and family, who paid £573m on their wealth of £7bn. The Tax List is largely based on company results to the end of 2019, although for some the figures include part of the 2020 calendar year and, in a few cases, they cove...

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