Rishi Sunak is moving his business out of Downing Street, report says


Britain’s Chancellor Rishi Sunak has moved his business out of Downing Street as he desperately clings to his post, news outlets reported on Sunday.

Removal vans were seen queuing to take furniture and personal items from the flat shared by Sunak and his wife Akshata Murthy and move them to their newly refurbished luxury pad in west London, the report said from the Sunday Mirror.

A red velvet armchair, a shelf and several bags and boxes were loaded onto two lorries, which arrived at the back door of Downing Street on Saturday morning.

But the Sunday Mirror said the move was planned before Sunak’s popularity plummeted this week.

The family is moving because their eldest daughter is about to enter her last term of primary school, the report added.

They want to be closer to her school for the last few months before she goes to boarding school.

Previously a shoe to replace Boris Johnson as the next prime minister, Sunak’s fortunes have been on the decline since last month’s disastrous spring statement failed to provide relief to families facing a cost of living crisis .

This week it was revealed that Murthy had non-dom tax status and that Sunak had retained his green card as a US ‘resident’ for more than a year after becoming chancellor.

It comes amid calls for ministers’ partners and spouses to be banned from being non-doms and avoiding paying tax on money earned outside the UK.

the opposition Labor Party said Sunak and his family potentially saved tens of millions of pounds in tax thanks to his wife’s non-dom status.



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