Rishi Sunak and Akshata Murty join UK rich list with combined £730m fortune
Chancellor becomes first frontline politician in Sunday Times rankings – days after telling people ‘next few months will be tough’
the Sunday Times rich list as the 222nd wealthiest people in the UK, with a combined £730m fortune.Ms Murty agreed to pay UK tax on her worldwide income, including dividends and capital gains, saying she did not want her tax status “to be a distraction for my husband”.By.looks like he.
Becoming the first frontline politician to be named in the annual ranking since its inception in 1989 is likely to increase pressure on Sunak to do more to help households struggling with inflation, which hit 9% in April, its highest level in 40 years, and soaring energy bills.At a Confederation of British Industry dinner on Wednesday night, Sunak said: “There is no measure any government could take, no law we could pass, that can make these global forces disappear overnight.On Friday morning, the annual Rich List revealed they featured at 222 in the list with the joint forecast of £730 million, driven by Ms Murty’s £690 million stake in Infosys.The next few months will be tough.But where we can act, we will.He added: “I think we want more of those people.” Sunak and Murty’s entry into the Sunday Times rich list follows the revelation last month that Murty had claimed non-dom status to legally not pay tax on annual dividends she receives from a £690m stake in the Indian IT company Infosys, founded by her billionaire father.— Parody Boris (@Parody Boris) Totally normal country where one of the richest men gets to decide what the poorest get in help https://www.
After mounting public outrage, Murty bowed to pressure to pay UK taxes, saying she realised many people felt her tax arrangements were not “compatible with my husband’s job as chancellor”.“And frankly, I think if I understood correctly, the Sunday Times Rich List was a reflection of not just him but his wife.The couple own a property portfolio of four homes worth an estimated £15m, including a £5m Santa Monica penthouse overlooking the beach where Baywatch was filmed.Dominic Raab, the justice secretary, said it was “fantastic” news that Sunak had joined the rich list, and dismissed suggestions that his vast wealth meant he was out of touch with people’s day-to-day struggles to make ends meet.Recommended No 10 denies blocking Treasury windfall tax to ease cost-of-living crisis “Again someone that’s here, British-Indian, and actually I think we want to see more women succeeding in both business and politics.“He’s a fantastic example of someone who’s been successful in business, who’s coming to make a big impact in public service,” Raab told Times Radio.“I think we want more of those people.Overall, the richest 250 in the UK this year are worth £710.Enjoy your cost of living crisis plebs and keep the noise down will you? Your chancellor is concentrating hard on counting all his sweet sweet cash while navigating a path to the highest office in the land — Darren McGarvey (@Darren McGarvey) 1653029894 So spare a thought for Rishi Sunak.
I think it’s fantastic that you’ve got someone of British-Indian origin, showing all people in our country that you can get to the top of politics.“And frankly, I think if I understood correctly, the Sunday Times rich list was a reflection of not just him but his wife.09 billion in 2021, an 8 per cent rise on last year, the Sunday Times said.His wife is an incredibly successful entrepreneur in her own right.” The UK now has a record 177 billionaires, up six on 2021.At an address to the Confederation of British Industry on the same day, Mr Sunak said: “I cannot pretend this will be easy.Their combined wealth is up 9.
4% to a record £653bn.The next few months will be tough.George Dibbs, the head of the Centre for Economic Justice at the Institute for Public Policy Research, said the coronavirus pandemic had allowed already extremely wealthy people to increase their fortunes while the savings of the poorest people were wiped out.“As we enter a once-in-a-generation cost of living crisis, the Sunday Times rich list shows us again that vast wealth often begets more wealth.” Additional reporting by Press Association Register for free to continue reading Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists register Please enter a valid email Please enter a valid email Password Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number First name Please enter your first name Special characters aren’t allowed Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters Last name Please enter your last name Special characters aren’t allowed Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters Select your year of birth 2004.That has proved particularly true during the pandemic, when the wealthiest accumulated more wealth than poorer people, who saved nothing,” he said.“Now there are more billionaires in the UK than ever before and the collective wealth of the richest has grown again.
” Dibbs called on Sunak to act fast to introduce taxes “redistributing the wealth gains of the richest to pay for higher social security benefits for those who most need them”.Julia Davies, a founding member of Patriotic Millionaires UK , a group of super-rich people calling for the introduction of a wealth tax, said the list showed an “obscene concentration of wealth while millions struggle with simply living.“The fact that our chancellor now joins the ranks of the richest people in the UK – while he and the government refuse to consider taxing wealth over work – is a shocking insight into our political system.We have repeatedly asked the chancellor to raise taxes on us, the wealthiest people in society.His appearance on the rich list makes it very clear why he’s not listening.
“As the Bank of England warns of apocalyptic food price rises, 2 million people are skipping meals, and a third of people can’t afford the essentials.Meanwhile, the rich, as always, are sitting pretty.This disparity has to be fixed.It is political and economic negligence that our politicians are not focused on dealing with the extreme wealth gap at a time of national economic emergency.” Sri and Gopi Hinduja were named the UK’s richest people, with an estimated £28.
5bn fortune, the largest recorded in the 34 years of the rich list.The brothers who run a property-to-industrial conglomerate from London saw their wealth swell by £11.5bn over the past year to put them at the top of the annual wealth ranking ahead of the.Sign up to the daily Business Today email or follow Guardian Business on Twitter at @BusinessDesk Sri, 86, and Gopi, 82, Hinduja and their extended family own a wide range of industrial and financial businesses and investments based mainly in the UK, India and Switzerland.They are currently transforming the Old War Office building in Whitehall into a Raffles hotel with 120 rooms, 11 restaurants and 85 serviced flats.
Luke Hildyard, executive director of the High Pay Centre, a thinktank that focuses on excessive pay, said: “It’s not really efficient or sensible or necessary to run the economy in a way that enables people who are already incredibly wealthy to accumulate even more while much of the population is crushed by a cost of living crisis.“With stagnating wages and miserable economic growth, it’s clear that sharing existing wealth more evenly is the most important political challenge of our time.That means taxing the super-rich more effectively and getting the companies they own and invest in to pay their workers more.” Hildyard calculated that if total household wealth in Great Britain had increased at the same rate as the wealth of the Top 20 entrants on the rich list over the past decade, the average household would now have £205,000 more than they currently do.The Top 10 richest people in the UK Sri and Gopi Hinduja and family – £28.
Don’t wind us up. And when Akshata's dad shuffles off this mortal coil, they'll shoot right up into the billions. Parasites. So she has a stake in the Indian IT company Infosys, founded by her billionaire father and he’s a publicly funded doll dosser. Not to mention the question this begs as to why he needs a job with an annual salary of circa £70k (a measly 0.00958247% of his net worth).
No it should be the other way round. Akshata Murray and Rishi Sunak. It is her parents money that SHE inherited. He a scrounger. Good luck to them 👍
Rishi Sunak and Akshata Murty make Sunday Times Rich ListChancellor becomes first frontline politician to join the rich list Must be the nondom tax status. Is that before she started paying tax in the UK? She do riches unto me
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Why we should feel sorry for Rishi Sunak for joining the Sunday Times Rich ListSpare a thought for Rishi Sunak on this tough day.The chancellor just wants to be liked, seen as one of the people. He's just like you or I just with a bit more money that's all. An average Joe with the same struggles as the rest of us.But then things happen like - I don't know - having a Peloton, w... Sorry? you have to be bl**dy joking!
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