It has confirmed that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s wife has shares in childcare company Koru Kids, that could profit from government policy changes. One person who will not let this lie is Carol Voderman.
An update to the register of ministerial interests published on Wednesday included details of Sunak’s financial assets.
It was noted that Akshata Murty, “owns a venture capital investment company, Catamaran Ventures UK Limited, and a number of direct shareholdings”.
These include “the minority shareholding that his wife has in relation to the company, Koru Kids.”
Failed to declare
Its publication comes days after parliament’s standards watchdog announced it was investigating claims that Sunak had failed to declare that Murty held shares in Koru Kids.
It is one of six private childminding agencies listed on the government website that is set to benefit from changes announced in last month’s Budget.
As an incentive to encourage more into the sector, those who sign up through private agencies will get a £1,200 financial bonus, while independent starters will get half the amount.
The prime minister is being investigated by the parliamentary standards commissioner, Daniel Greenberg, over whether he properly declared his wife’s shareholding.
But this wasn’t allowed to be discussed at today’s PMQs, which seems the exact place to question this issue?
A series of tweets by Carol Voderman shows that she is on the case of the Sunaks!
It seems these days Carol is a serious campaigner and won’t give up when she gets her teeth into something.
Sunak might fool Parliament but won’t pull the wool over Voderman’s eyes!