NADHIM Zahawi has been sacked by Rishi Sunak.
The Prime Minister told the Tory chairman in a letter that it is “clear that there has been a serious breach of the Ministerial Code”.
1Nadhim Zahawi has been sacked by Rishi SunakCredit: AlamyHe wrote: “When I became Prime Minister last year, I pledged that the Government I lead would have integrity, professionalism and accountability at every level.
“That is why, following new information which came to light in recent days regarding your personal financial arrangements and declarations, I asked Sir Laurie Magnus, the independent adviser on ministers’ interests, to fully investigate this matter.
“You agreed and undertook to co-operate fully with the inquiry.
“Following the completion of the independent adviser’s investigation – the findings of which he has shared with us both – it is clear that there has been a serious breach of the ministerial code.
“As a result, I have informed you of my decision to remove you from your position in His Majesty’s Government.”
Mr Zahawi was engulfed in a row over his taxes while he was Chancellor last year.
He was hit with a £4.8million bill from HMRC – including a penalty of more than a million over his offshore tax arrangements.
The PM and his Government had faced questions for several days about the dispute, with growing pressure on Mr Zahawi to stand aside.
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