UK chancellor under pressure over Indian citizen wife's non-dom status 

Mark Battersby
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A spokesperson for Rishi Sunak's wife yesterday (6 April) confirmed that as an Indian citizen she has claimed non-dom tax status in the UK, sparking a political spat which is putting further pressure on the UK chancellor.  Widespread media reports cited how Akshata Murthy, the daughter of Infosys's billionaire founder, owns a 0.93% stake in the tech firm worth approximately £690m.  The company's most recent accounts suggest that Murthy's stake would have yielded her £11.6m in dividend payments in the last tax year. Under UK tax laws, Murthy's status as a non-dom would mean she woul...

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