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Evans's Donations to Lib Dems Total £530,000
Evans's Donations to Lib Dems Total £530,000
Thursday, 8th Apr 2010 10:45

Town owner and chairman Marcus Evans has donated £530,000 to the Liberal Democrats over the last four years, according to a report this morning. Evans is a long-time supporter of the Lib Dems and has set up a call centre in the Portman Road gym for their use during the election campaign.

A spokesperson for Evans quoted in the piece appears to dismiss widespread reports which have claimed that the Town owner is a tax exile: “The bottom line is that he has never been a non-dom and he is registered by HMRC as a resident in the UK.”

The report also reveals that Companies House documentation shows that the Marcus Evans Group paid only £7,757 in UK tax during 2007, having made £1.8 million in profits on a turnover of £55 million.


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itfc1981 added 11:00 - Apr 8
Priskin and the Lib Dems, he does like to waste money does'nt he!
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6fish added 11:07 - Apr 8
What I don't understand is how he can afford to own a football club when his main business only has a turnover of £55 million and profit of £1.8 million. The sums don't seem to add up when you consider how much he has spent on players etc over the past year or two?
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ozzydog added 11:09 - Apr 8
Profit is after expenses have been paid out

simples
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ShefTractor added 11:11 - Apr 8
"The sums don't seem to add up"

You know this is football right? No sums ever 'add up' in this game - hence the number of teams being deducted points in recent years.
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tom_the_blue added 11:28 - Apr 8
what a genourous fella
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devontractorboy added 11:41 - Apr 8
Those figures do not bode well for our financial 'transfer chest' for next season!
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Rydeabluehorse added 11:48 - Apr 8
Wish I'd only paid £7K in tax last year and, before you ask, I didn't earn anything like 1.8 million!
With his "rich get richer" approach, thought ME would support the tories
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derbytractoryboy added 12:19 - Apr 8
Rather ME than these Dubai club ruiners, wouldn't it be a shame if Norwich find a wealthy owner who turns out to have NO money :) Oh wait... hello Delia!!

There's only one Connor Wickham, one Connor Wickham!!!!!
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Greektractor added 12:20 - Apr 8
he likes to chuck his money around doesn't he!
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im_marcacus added 12:38 - Apr 8
Good old boy, they're the only yellows I care for
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PhilTWTD added 13:08 - Apr 8
Further to a couple of comments, I think it's widely known that most of ME's companies are registered in Bermuda, hence the low turnover of his UK businesses.
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KeanoTheClown added 13:18 - Apr 8
'ello fans..

..any chance of chucking some more money my way gaffer?...I won't waste it this time..promise.....
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6fish added 13:23 - Apr 8
Ah thanks Phil missed that. Anyone know what the net worth of the Bermuda businesses are? Just interested to know exactly how much money he does have to chuck at us.
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TractorRoyNo1 added 13:34 - Apr 8
John Cobbold was Harold Macmillan's nephew!
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PutYaBootsOnKeano added 19:14 - Apr 8
Good man. Country needs a credible third option and the bias is stacked against LDs stupidly. Change the electoral system and we'll have far more interesting politics.

That's my contribution to the electoral campaign :-)
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fatuncle added 19:28 - Apr 8
No wonder we struggle to win anything! Still better than giving it to the Tory Fat Cats
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Notts_tractor added 20:03 - Apr 8
Yep, very pleased he doesn't donate to the Tories. I'm sure that's the natural territory of football club owners/chairmen.
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jas0999 added 20:14 - Apr 8
Pointless. The Lib Dems could promise the earth - knowing they will never have to deliver.
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NSL added 21:24 - Apr 8
Don't worry people, the reaon why the company has such a low profit is to avoid tax. Why have money sitting there not working? As soon as he gets any money in he pays it too himself, simple shrewd accounting.
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EatonBlue added 00:23 - Apr 9
wait a minute . . . simon clegg . . . nick clegg . . . hmmm ?
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shropshiretractor added 23:00 - Apr 9
...now I really dislike him! ME OUT!
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