FRANK AKERS-DOUGLAS

SMITH & WILLIAMSON

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frank.akers-douglas@smith.williamson.co.uk

‘If one goes back to the beginning of my working life, we had 98 per cent tax rates and all sorts of horrors,’ says Akers-Douglas. ‘Which, maybe, led us into being a nation of tax avoiders.’ He’s not being sensationalist: having written the textbooks, and with almost 50 years’ experience, he’s qualified to pass comment. He’s also unafraid to question shifts of sentiment: ‘I find it difficult when the prime minister of our country stands up in parliament and says that tax avoidance is morally unacceptable.’ Yet he believes things have improved, and that changes to non-dom status won’t ‘make a great deal of difference.’

Frank Akers-Douglas