21 Jan 2023

Tax error was ‘not deliberate’, Conservative Party chairman says

The Conservative party chairman Nadhim Zahawi has admitted that he struck a deal with HM revenue and customs after what he described as a “careless and not deliberate” tax error.

The former chancellor has been under pressure to explain a tax dispute surrounding his father’s shares in the YouGov polling company – which Mr Zahawi set up in the year 2000.

Opposition MPs have called for him to be fired, and demanded an independent investigation.