Zahawi should ‘stand aside’ whilst investigation is carried out - Caroline Nokes

Conservative MP Caroline Nokes says that the former Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi needs to “come clean” about his tax affairs, and that he should “stand aside” whilst an investigation is carried out. The Prime Minister on Monday ordered a potentially far-reaching investigation into Mr Zahawi but resisted calls to sack the former chancellor over the multimillion-pound tax dispute he resolved by paying a penalty. Downing Street indicated Mr Sunak did not know about the penalty when he defended Mr Zahawi in the Commons last week, but as he announced the investigation the Prime Minister said “clearly in this case there are questions that need answering”.