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'Bernie paid to avoid £1.2bn tax bill'

In a month when Bernie Ecclestone is in the spotlight for unwanted reasons, the BBC now reports he escaped a £1.2bn tax bill in a "secret deal with HMRC." Last week, Ecclestone was in Germany for the start of the bribery trial that, if found guilty, could not only cost him his job but also his freedom. Various details of his life were revealed in the 256-page indictment, including that his ex-wife Slavica pays him £60 million a year as part of their 2009 divorce. Now a BBC Panarama investigation has uncovered Ecclestone's "secret deal" with HMRC to avoid a whopping tax bill. "Revenue & Customs spent nine years investigating the Ecclestone family's tax...
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