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Rishi Sunak news live: Chancellor must ‘come clean’ on if he benefitted from wife Akshata Murthy’s tax status, Labour says

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Rishi Sunak’s wife avoids tax through non-dom status

Labour is urging Rishi Sunak to come clean as to whether he has benefited from his wife’s non-dom tax status.

The party have demanded the Chancellor answer 12 central questions about whether he personally benefited from Akshata Murthy’s tax arrangement which means she is not legally entitled to pay tax in Britain on foreign income.

Mr Sunak has been called upon to set out how much tax has been saved and how he has “ensured he is not involved in Treasury discussions” about the rules.

“As chancellor it is crucial you both follow the rules and lead by example,” James Murray, a shadow Treasury minister has written.

“Any impression that there is one set of rules favouring a few, and another for everyone else, threatens the integrity of tax policy in our country.”

It comes after Mr Sunak’s family was accused of “sheltering” itself from paying tax in the UK through the non-dom status which Ms Murty has confirmed.

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