Ten celebrity tax exiles

Jimmy Leach
Monday 05 October 2009 16:37 BST

Tracey Emin, one of Britain’s most famous artists and a leading lights of the Britart movement, has threatened to quit the UK because of the government top rate of 50 per cent tax, and her view of the government’s attitude to the arts.

Emin has said she was “very seriously considering leaving Britain”, adding: “I’m simply not willing to pay tax at 50 per cent. She may well end up in France (40 per cent tax) where she believes well-off artists are made to feel more welcome.

But she’s not the only celebrity to threaten to quite the UK for political (but usually tax-related) reasons.

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