Rishi Sunak's wife Akshata Murty' living in UK

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Rishi Sunak's wife Akshata Murty' living in UK

Rishi Sunak and his wife, Akshata Murty, came under intense scrutiny last year over their wealth and Ms Murty living in the UK while taking huge payments from her father's foreign IT firm. As the Conservatives head to Manchester for their annual conference, Express.co.uk takes a deep dive into the finances of the Tory leader's wife.

Ms Murty's status as a foreigner in the UK has been hailed as a matter of concern. Murty is a non-domicile citizen in the UK, which means she is not legally bound to pay tax in the UK on her foreign income. She took a salary of £11.6 million from Infosys, an Indian IT firm founded by her father, in the past year.

Adil Ray and Kwarteng clashed over Sunak's wife's tax affairs.

To smear my wife to get at me is awful, he said. If she was living here and didn't just happen to be married to me, this obviously would not be at all relevant. He said it is unfair to attack his wife when she was a 'private citizen', adding: 'I'm an elected politician. So I know what I'm signed up for. His wife, Sonia, is currently domiciled in India and will eventually return to India to care for her parents when they are older.