The chancellor has been under pressure to explain why, he had held a green card while serving in the highest levels of UK government. Holders of these cards must pay US tax on their global income and vow to make the US their permanent home.
Sunak was elected in 2015, and took up his first ministerial position as under-secretary of state for local government under Theresa May’s government in 2018. He became chief secretary to the treasury in 2019, before being promoted to chancellor, one of the highest posts in government, in February 2020.
Sunak’s spokesperson confirmed on Friday that the chancellor possessed a green card while holding each of those positions, including for nearly two years after replacing Sajid Javid in Number 11. He gave it up when he made his official first trip to the US in October 2021. The spokesperson insisted Sunak had not broken any rules.
“Rishi Sunak had a green card when he lived and worked in the US,” the spokesperson statement said.
Imagine if a benefit claimant had lied about their address? they would have ended up in prison. Yet “Richy” can do what he wants along with his billionaire wife who loves this country so much she is still and Indian citizen and avoids paying tax here.
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