Patricia Gibson MP has demanded that HMRC ensure that millionaire tax exiles stranded in the UK pay their taxes like everyone else.

Travel restrictions left some very wealthy people classed as ‘domiciled’ abroad (non-dom) for tax purposes, at risk of incurring higher tax liabilities for exceeding the days they can remain in the UK.

However, they are now allowed to spend 120 days in the UK, rather than 60, without a tax penalty.

Patricia said: “Across the UK people are making sacrifices. Many have lost their livelihoods or been driven into debt as the economy has contracted through the

imposition of a lockdown needed to deal with the pandemic.

“Both the UK and Scottish Government are spending billions on supporting employment and businesses. It is therefore shocking that the UK Tory Government has reverted to type and allowed a privileged, wealthy elite to gain a tax advantage at the expense of everyone else.

“The Chancellor must ensure that HMRC does not allow non-doms an extra 60 days in the UK without paying their way.

“The NHS and the economy needs tax revenue to support it and non-doms must pay their share.”