Rishi Sunak will not face sanction after confidentiality rules breach judged ‘inadvertent’


Rishi Sunak will not face a sanction for breaching confidentiality rules around the investigation into his original failure to declare his wife’s shares in a childcare company that benefitted from the budget.

Parliament’s standards committee, which scrutinises the behaviour of MPs, found Mr Sunak’s breach of confidentiality rules was “inadvertent”.

Later that month the investigation, which looked into whether Mr Sunak breached the MPs’ code of conduct, was extended to include another possible breach over disclosing details about the ongoing investigation.

Mr Greenberg found Mr Sunak had broken the confidentiality rules – but he noted the prime minister co-operated fully and that he subsequently said that “with hindsight, he would have made arrangements to restrict the disclosure of information by his office on his behalf”.