28 Apr 2021

Political spending watchdog to investigate Johnson flat revamp

Political Editor

The political spending watchdog is launching an investigation into how the Prime Minister’s refurbishment of his Downing Street flat was funded, saying there were “reasonable grounds” to suspect that an offence may have taken place.

Boris Johnson has insisted that he covered the costs himself, but still hasn’t confirmed whether anyone else initially paid the bill.

And a reminder was delivered from Number 10: the Prime Minister still has the power to exonerate himself of any possible breach of the ministerial code.