If it is correct that Rishi Sunak’s wife, Akshata Murthy, has been claiming non-domicile status, then the Chancellor’s already diminishing returns on becoming Prime Minister are now sunk to oblivion. According to a cracking story in the Independent, Murthy has been using the perfectly legal non-dom tax status as recently as April 2020 – her husband became Chancellor in February 2020 and the MP for Richmond in 2015. Reading between the lines of a rather confused Treasury response on Wednesday night for comments on the story, it would seem to be true. A No 11 press spokesman confirmed that Murthy is “technically” a non-dom because she is an Indian citizen, and therefore under Indian law cannot be a UK citizen. The s
Trust in politicians fell to a record low during Partygate. Sunak’s priority now must be to move the conversation on from scandals and focus on delivering the public’s priorities.