Rishi Sunak moves belongings out of Downing Street while clinging onto job as Chancellor

Rishi Sunak has moved his belongings out of Downing Street today after clinging on to his job as Chancellor.

Removal vans and household and personal items were pictured outside the flat which Sunak shares with his wife Akshata Murty.

The couple are now set to move into a newly-refurbished, luxury pad in Kensington, West London despite recent controversy.

However, the move was planned beforehand as their eldest daughter, Krishna, enters her last term of primary school.

The family want to be closer to her school for the last few months before she goes to boarding school, according to the Mirror.

Removal vans were pictured outside the flat which Sunak shares with his wife Akshata Murty

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It comes amid the news that Murty enjoyed non-dom tax status and Sunak held onto his US Green Card a year into his appointment.

Labour said that Sunak and his family had potentially saved tens of millions of pounds in taxes through his wife’s non-dom status.

His wealth has been on the wane since his Spring Statement failed to provide help for families facing a cost of living crisis.

Nicola Sturgeon said the scandal showed the family lived in a “completely different universe in financial terms” from ordinary people.

Shadow Transport Secretary Louise Haigh also called out the chancellor for not being transparent about his family’s tax status.

She said: “He has come out on a number of occasions to try and muddy the waters around this and to obfuscate.”

Murty announced on Friday that she would voluntarily pay UK taxes on all her worldwide income.

She said that she did not want the arrangements to be a “distraction” for her husband.

But Murty will keep her non-dom status, which allows her to take advantage of India’s zero rate of inheritance tax.

Her family own the tech giant Infosys owned by her father, billionaire Narayana Murthy.

There are now calls for those who have called on the PM to ban the partners of ministers from using the non-dom “loophole.”

Lib Dem Treasury Spokesperson Christine Jardine said: “Government ministers have a duty to do what’s morally right.

“When they change peoples’ taxes, they and their immediate families should play by the same rules as everybody else.”

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