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I’m a non-dom: help me stay

It is middle-class foreigners, not the super-rich, who'll be hit hardest by the attack on "non-doms"

By Richard Sennett   March 2008

In the last six months, the phrase “non-dom” has come to mean “a rich foreigner using Britain as a base for offshore trusts, global financial dealings and the like without paying their fair share of British taxes.” The treasury, spurred in the autumn by Conservative proposals, has spent six months trying to run the non-doms to earth. But the authorities have little idea whom they are hunting, or how to hunt.

I am a non-dom and I am not rich. Nor are many of the doctors, scientists, academics and creative workers who have come to Britain to make professional…

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