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The Finance Minister under a shower of criticism for his tax arrangements

From whooping cough to pariah? British Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak was until recently adored by the Conservatives. But since his tax arrangements have been revealed his aura has diminished. Among these are the millions his wealthy wife saved in taxes and the “green card” American which he owned until last year. “At a time when the chancellor is asking people to pay so much more tax” […] of course the public expects the minister’s family to be affected in the same way as the others,” Labor MP Yvette Cooper told the BBC on Sunday.

Akshata Murty, the wealthy Indian wife of the Rishi Sunak, enjoys “non-domiciled” status in the UK, even though she lives in London, so she doesn’t have to pay the UK tax authorities on her foreign income. After the criticism, she announced on Friday that she would give up this advantage.

Rishi Sunak’s name also appears in trusts in tax havens

“The question isn’t whether it’s legal, but whether it’s ethical,” says Yvette Cooper. “And the fact that they… [Akshata Murty et Rishi Sunak] have changed their arrangements, it now appears that they acknowledge it is a problem, but that they would not have done so if it had not been made public. The government will launch an investigation into the origin of Akshata Murty’s tax status leak, the British newspaper announced on Sunday. The Sunday Timesciting a government source.

Rishi Sunak has also been criticized for his lack of transparency after admitting on Friday that he had a US “green card” until last year that granted him permanent resident status in the United States. His name also appears in trusts in the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands, two tax havens, according to the newspaper. the independent

Defended by the State Secretary in charge of the Police

The green card “actually added more complexity and more financial obligations, not less,” Police Secretary Kit Malthouse told Sky News on Sunday. “Rishi Sunak has been a valuable asset to this country in recent years. He has put in place incredible support programs during the pandemic,” he said.

Rishi Sunak, a young Tory rising star, had spent lavishly helping Britons during the pandemic.

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