bet365 founders among the top five biggest UK taxpayers

Finance News

The Sunday Times has released its annual list of the UK’s top taxpayers, with Denise Coates and James Dyson among the top 50 individuals and families who together paid almost £2.5bn of tax last year.

Denise Coats who is founder and joint chief executive of gambling empire bet365 alongside her brother John and father Peter Coates off the top spot for the biggest taxpayer.

The Coates family who are worth a collective £8.6billion came in second this year, having forked out £460.2 million in taxes. In third place was Stephen Rubin and his family who own sport and fashion brands Speedo, Kickers and Berghaus and paid £392.3 million this tax year.