Rishi Sunak was put under investigation by parliament’s sleaze watchdog

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# 17 April 2023 16:30 (UTC +04:00)

Rishi Sunak has been put under investigation by parliament’s sleaze watchdog amid claims he failed to declare a conflict of interest, APA reports citing Independent.

The prime minister is facing questions after it emerged that a childcare agency part-owned by his wife Akshata Murty would benefit from policy changes in the budget.

The prime minister did not mention his wife’s interest when speaking about the childcare reforms at a parliamentary committee last month – despite being asked if he had anything to declare.

In an announcement on Monday, the parliamentary commissioner for standards said the prime minister was being probed because of a possible failure to declare an interest.

A Downing Street source confirmed that the investigation related to the childcare agency.