Prime Minister Rishi Sunak publishes tax returns after pressure

The returns cover Sunak's time as chancellor and Prime Minister.

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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has published his tax returns after pressure from opposition politicians to do so.

The documents have been made public on the UK Government’s website on Wednesday afternoon.

The returns cover Sunak’s time as chancellor and Prime Minister.

He had pledged to release his tax returns months ago, initially during his failed bid to be elected Tory leader against Liz Truss.

The returns show he paid the following in tax in the UK:

  • 2019/20 – £227,350
  • 2020/21 – £393,217
  • 2021/22 – £432,493

It comes as former prime minister Boris Johnson is grilled by the committee investigating whether he knowingly misled parliament.

Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner tweeted: “Wonder why he’s chosen today?”

In February, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon published her tax returns and put pressure on the Prime Minister to do the same.

No 10 published “a summary” of Sunak’s UK taxable income, capital gains and tax paid as reported to HMRC, prepared by accountancy service Evelyn Partners.

The Prime Minister’s finances faced scrutiny while he was chancellor when his wife’s “non-dom” status was revealed.

The arrangement reportedly saved her millions while the cost of living soared.

Following the backlash, Ms Murty, the fashion designer billionaire’s daughter who married Sunak in 2009, declared that she would pay UK taxes on all her worldwide income.