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Labor claims Sunak may have broken rules – Follow Live

Rishi Sunak is ‘a remarkable force for good’ in British politics, says minister

Rishi Sunak writes to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, days after he has demanded an inquiry into his finances Independent revealed that his millionaire wife Akshata Murthy saved on taxes due to her “Non-Dom” status.

The beleaguered multimillionaire chancellor has asked Lord Christopher Geidt, an independent adviser on the interests of ministers, to submit his declarations, following mounting pressure on his tax affairs.

Labor deputy leader Angela Renner claims Rishi Sunak has made a “list of possible breaches of the ministerial code”.

Meanwhile, the shadow justice secretary said there is “a full list of areas where the chancellor has failed to declare the things he should have declared.”

Asked if he thinks Rishi Sunak may have broken the ministerial code, Steve Reid said on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “Absolutely. But this is not an isolated incident.”

In a statement posted on Twitter, Mr Sunak said: “I have always followed the rules and I hope a review like this will bring more clarity.”

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Sunak visits the Treasury Base in County Durham

Rishi Sunak visited the Treasury’s base in Darlington, near Middlesbrough, on Monday to show he was dealing with his job despite the storm of his family’s financial system.

The chancellor visited the Darlington Economic Campus after Lord Geidt, an independent adviser to Boris Johnson on the minister’s interests, requested an inquiry into his own conduct.

Laurie Churchman11 April 2022 10:25

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Rishi Sunak has been ‘very candid’ about his financial matters, insists Eustice

The beleaguered Rishi Sunak has “paid all his taxes” and is very clear about his financial arrangements, a cabinet aide insisted after the chancellor requested an inquiry into his actions.

Mr Sunak referred to himself as Boris Johnson’s independent adviser on ministerial interests as he sought to address questions over his family’s finances.

In a letter to the prime minister, Mr Sunak said Lord Geidt should review all his announcements since he became minister in 2018 to ensure they were properly stated.

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Laurie Churchman11 April 2022 09:57

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Eustice defends billionaire Sunki

Environment Secretary George Eustice defended millionaire Chancellor Rishi Sunak, saying: “I don’t think it’s fair that we should have a rule that says you’re too rich to be able to play the role.”

He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “What usually happens is that if you are making a decision that directly affects your own family members or sometimes even your own constituency, there is a tradition that a different minister would take that person.

“But that doesn’t stop you from making more general policy decisions in the round, so it’s a complicated area, but it’s something that obviously the Cabinet Office will look at now, but Rishi Sunak has been very clear that he announced everything. What is required has been declared at the right time.”

Asked whether Mr Sunak was “too rich” to be chancellor or a potential party leader, Mr Eustice said: “I don’t think it is fair that we should have a rule that says you can play a role. Too rich to be able – what matters is the knowledge, the technical expertise that you have.”

He said: “You can’t walk a mile in everyone’s shoes, we all have different perspectives, different experiences in life and for any MP, let alone a minister, most importantly those people.” have the ability to empathize with those who may have had experiences and challenges in their lives that you may not have experienced personally.”

Laurie Churchman11 April 2022 09:32

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‘I am not an accountant to cabinet colleagues’: Eustice questions non-DOM status of ministers

Environment Secretary George Eustice said he was not an “accountant to cabinet colleagues” as he asked whether fellow ministers had ever had non-DOM status.

Millionaire chancellor Rishi Sunak has to face probe for days IndependentThe revelation that his wife Akshata Murthy – whose father is one of India’s richest men – is claiming non-domicile status.

Laurie Churchman11 April 2022 09:12

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Senior Tory minister: ‘I don’t know anyone who may or may not have non-Dom status in cabinet’

Environment Secretary George Eustice says he does not expect other cabinet colleagues to come forward about their tax situation.

“I am not an accountant to my ministerial colleagues in the cabinet,” he told Sky News. “I don’t know anyone who has or doesn’t have non-DOM status.”

“I can tell you I never have and will never look for one.”

He continued: “I judge ministers’ aides by their performance in the role and I think Rishi Sunak has done extremely well as Chancellor of the Exchequer during some extraordinarily difficult times, and he has now Referred to himself as Lord Geidt, Prime Minister. Adviser (Standard) to the Minister to look into these matters and I am not really ready to comment on his wife’s tax matters.

Laurie Churchman11 April 2022 08:53

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Senior Tory minister: Rishi Sunak ‘declared everything that should have been announced’

The chancellor is “very clear about his arrangements at every level”, says Environment Secretary George Eustice.

Asked about Rishi Sunak referring to Boris Johnson’s independent adviser on the minister’s interests, Mr Eustice told Sky News: “Rishi Sunak and his wife have spoken about it themselves. I am not his accountant, I am clearly not responsible for his tax matters or indeed for his wife.

“She made a statement over the weekend, she has now clarified that although she has not done anything wrong, she is a citizen of India and has been brought up and born in India, has some income from her, yet she The tax regime is changing because it will pay taxes on that income in the UK.

“The sage himself, there is some speculation about it, he has written to the prime minister and asked the ministerial (standard) advisor to look into the matter. He is very clear that he has declared everything that is right at the right time. Should have been declared and here is a process that you have as a minister.

“You declare all your interests in your department to the Permanent Secretary, and the Cabinet Office then decides which bits should be made public, what bits they should be aware of, there is a duty of candor in both directions and Rishi is very clear that he has been very clear about his arrangements at every level.”

Laurie Churchman11 April 2022 08:33

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‘This is not an isolated incident’: Shadow Justice Secretary says Sunak may have broken ministerial code

Asked if he thinks Rishi Sunak may have broken the ministerial code, Steve Reid told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “Absolutely. But this is not an isolated incident, there are other failures as well.”

The shadow justice secretary said: “He also failed to declare his wife’s £690 million stake in Infosys, an IT company based in India, which, according to what we have been able to ascertain, is 15 different. One-on-one meetings with senior ministers, including the prime minister, and multi-million-pound government contracts have been awarded.

“Now, if the chancellor’s family is benefiting from such contracts, that should have been something they declared in the register of interest, but they didn’t.

“There is a whole list of areas where the chancellor has failed to declare the things he should have declared.”

Laurie Churchman11 April 2022 08:14

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Rainer letter was ‘trigger’ for Sunak requesting review of ministerial interests

Shadow Justice Secretary Steve Reid says a letter from Labor Deputy Leader Angela Renner detailing a list of concerns to the prime minister seems to suggest that Chancellor Rishi Sunak referred to himself as an independent adviser to Boris Johnson on ministerial interests. has done.

Mr Reid told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “What really worries me is the growing sense of self-entitlement now at the top of the government.

“We saw it in ‘Partygate,’ where the government was breaking laws they expected everyone else to follow, breaking the rules after Owen Patterson, and now with Rishi Sunak.

“Some of the concerns include the Chancellor’s failure to declare his wife’s non-Dome status in his register of interests, and why it matters because the Finance Act, which just went through Parliament this year, included such changes.” which benefit the wealthy non-dom.

“Now under the Ministerial Code, ministers should not make decisions, they should distance themselves from decisions where they may personally benefit, and in this case the Chancellor’s household income certainly benefits.”

Laurie Churchman11 April 2022 07:55

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Rainer claims Sunak made a ‘list of possible breaches of the Ministerial Code’

Labor deputy leader Angela Renner claims Rishi Sunak has made a “list of possible breaches of the ministerial code”.

In a letter addressed to the prime minister, he accused the chancellor of failing to be transparent about his finances.

Mr Sunak says he has “always followed the rules”.

You can read the full letter below.

Laurie Churchman11 April 2022 07:32

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Labor MP slams Sunak over his family’s tax matters

“Rishi Sunak wants a probe into who leaked the details of his wife’s tax status. I want an inquiry into why he taxed the common people 15 times while his family was allowed to pay no tax,” Labor MP Bill Esterson wrote on Twitter.

Alisha Rahaman Sarkar11 April 2022 07:12

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