George Osborne earned over £150,000 for four speeches last month

Laura Hughes
Former chancellor George Osborne  - Matt Cardy 

George Osborne received over £150,000 on top of his salary last month for delivering four speeches, according to the latest figures. 

The former Chancellor, who was sacked from Theresa May's new Government last July, was paid more than £50,000 for just one speech.

The MP for Tatton has six jobs and is expected to earn more than £1.5 million this year.

George Osborne has been announced as the new editor of the Evening Standard Credit: Evening Standard /Lucy Young

Mr Osborne is set to receive a payment of £51,842  for a speech to the New York University in Abu Dhabi, on March 4, 2017.

He will pocket £51,754 for two speeches he gave to The Magyar Nemzeti Bank in Budapest on March 1 and 2.  

And he will also be paid £51,540 from an investment management company in London, for a speech he gave on March 17.

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Last year he was paid £80,240 from Palmex Derivatives for a speech in New York he gave on Oct 27 – which he recorded as a total of two hours work.

His register of financial interests also revealed he received payments of £81,174 and £60,578 from JP Morgan for two speeches delivered at the start of October – a total of seven hours work.

He is expected to make hundreds of thousands of pounds a year on the after-dinner speaking circuit after he joined one of Washington DC’s most exclusive agencies.

He was given the green light by the civil service to join Washington Speakers Bureau after being sacked from the Government.

Mr Osborne, who was kicked to the back benches after David Cameron’s departure in the wake of the EU referendum, has worked part-time for the Blackrock Investment Institute since February – where he earns £650,000 a year for one day a week's work .

Mr Osborne looks set to quit as an MP because his Tatton seat is set to disappear in proposed boundary changes due to come into force at the next general election.

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