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The decision was announced by Rishi Sunak because the UK government had declared Nadeem Zahavi’s violation of the Ministerial Act on Tax Disputes.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak on Sunday fired non-ministerial minister and Conservative Party leader Nadim Zahavi for breaching ministerial rules related to a lack of transparency in his tax disputes.
Nearly 100 days in power in a United Kingdom with more than 10% of strikes and inflation, the leader of the Conservative government has been accused of being “weak” by the Labor opposition and is taking a firmer stance by sacking Nadim Zahavi rather than asking him to resign.
After all, Boris Johnson is trying to translate into action the promise he made when he came to Downing Street at the end of October to show “integrity, professionalism and responsibility” after a series of scandals and turmoil in the markets. Funders under Lis Truss.
“It is clear that there has been a serious breach of ministerial law,” Rishi Sunak wrote in a statement, following the launch of an independent inquiry on Monday into Nadim Zahavi’s conduct in relation to his dispute with tax officials. Letter published by Downing Street.
“Accordingly, I am informing you of my decision to remove you from Your Majesty’s Government”, the leader of the Conservative government continued.
Faced with a series of press reports about the multimillion-pound settlement Nadeem Zahavi owed to settle his dispute with tax authorities, the prime minister on Monday ordered an inquiry by his independent ethics adviser.
During his short stint at the finance ministry in former prime minister Boris Johnson’s government, Nadim Zahavi paid his debts to tax authorities with penalties last year.
He then became leader of the Conservative Party and a minister without portfolio in Downing Street at the end of October, with the arrival of Rishi Sunak.
Ethics counsel Larry Magnus concluded that Nadeem Zahavi should have declared the tax investigation involving him and updated his declaration of interests once his dispute with the tax authorities was resolved.
The controversy related to Nadim Zahavi’s sale of a stake in polling company Youkov, which he founded in 2000, to a Gibraltar-registered investment company Palshore Investments, valued at £27m (€30m at current rates). and connected with the Zahawi family.
Nadim Zahawi, born to Kurdish parents in Baghdad, Iraq, came to the UK as a child and made his fortune in a matter of “negligence” and not intentionality.
After 13 years in power, the Tories have seen their reputation tarnished by conflicts of interest in recent years, fueled by allegations of corruption by the Labor opposition, which leads the polls less than two years before the next general election.
When he was finance minister, Rishi Sunak found himself at the center of a controversy last year after the press revealed that his wealthy Indian-origin wife, Akshata Murthy, had benefited from a tax status that he had saved him from paying. Tax to the British tax authorities on his income earned abroad.
Rishi Sunak was acquitted of breaking the ministerial act, but his wife announced she was giving up the benefit soon after embarrassing revelations that many Britons were already struggling with a cost-of-living crisis.
Almost 10 days ago, Rishi Sunak was fined for not wearing a seat belt while taking a video from the back of a car.
When he was Boris Johnson’s finance minister, he was fined in the “particate” scandal for breaking anti-covid rules and attending a rally for the prime minister’s birthday.
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