29 Jan 2023

Nadhim Zahawi sacked from government over tax row

Political Editor

It took less than a week for Rishi Sunak’s ethics adviser to give him the evidence he needed to sack Nadhim Zahawi.

Sir Laurie Magnus concluded that Nadhim Zahawi was guilty of a “serious failure” under the Ministerial Code. Despite having met tax officials face to face to discuss their investigation into his affairs, for more than a year afterwards he failed to disclose this to successive prime ministers as they gave him Cabinet jobs.

He even denied he was being investigated in an interview.