Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s billionaire heiress wife should backdate her tax payments and cough up millions of more pounds to the treasury, the Lib Dems have said, as the family face mounting pressure amid the furious non-dom row.
It comes after Indian-born Akshata Murty, 42, said she would give up her right to pay only ‘international tax’ on her foreign fortune after it was revealed she was listed as a non-domicile for tax purposes.
The move, designed to save Mr Sunak’s political career, is likely to cost Ms Murty millions of pounds a year in extra tax, which will now be ploughed into public services in this country.
So-called non-doms claim another country to be their permanent place of residence and can avoid UK tax on foreign earnings in return for a £30,000 annual fee.
But Liberal Democrat treasury spokeswoman Christine Jardine said the Sunak family needs to go further, saying Ms Murty should now backdate the payment of the taxes in the UK in full.
It came as Labour…