Rishi Sunak redecorated his grace-and-favour Downing Road flat ‘solely at his personal expense’, Treasury reveals
- Rishi Sunak redecorated his Downing St flat final yr ‘solely’ at personal expense
- The Chancellor, his spouse Akshata and two daughters dwell within the flat above No.10
- Comes as storm continues to rage over Boris Johnson’s expensive refurbishment
Rishi Sunak redecorated his Downing Road flat final yr ‘solely at his personal expense’, the Treasury revealed yesterday.
Because the storm raged over Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds’ expensive refurbishment, the Chancellor – whose private fortune vastly exceeds the PM’s – disclosed that he too had redecorated his grace-and-favour residence.
The impeccably-timed revelation got here in response to a parliamentary query from Labour.
Rishi Sunak lives within the flat above No.10 together with his spouse Akshata and their two daughters
The reply is believed to have been overdue, and needed to be offered yesterday earlier than the annual prorogation of Parliament that precedes the Queen’s Speech.
Mr Sunak, a former hedge fund associate, and his spouse Akshata Murthy, the daughter of a billionaire businessman, dwell within the flat above 10 Downing Road with their two daughters.
A John Lewis van passes Downing Road
Mr Johnson, his fiancee and their son Wilfred dwell within the bigger flat above No 11.
Treasury minister Kemi Badenoch informed MPs yesterday: ‘The Chancellor redecorated the No 10 flat final yr. It was paid for up-front and completely at his personal expense.’
The Chancellor redecorated his Downing Road flat ‘upfront; and completely at his personal expense’