UK Treasury chief forced to explain his wife’s tax status
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s treasury chief faced pressure to explain his wife’s tax affairs on Thursday after she admitted taking advantage of rules that allow many foreigners to evade UK tax on their income while abroad. foreign.
The controversy erupted after Akshata Murty, the daughter of an Indian billionaire, confirmed a newspaper report that she had “non-domiciled” tax status. The admission is sensitive because her husband, Chancellor Rishi Sunak, has just raised the income tax most UK citizens pay amid a cost of living crisis that is squeezing households across the country. .