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Prime Minister among nine cabinet ministers moonlighting as a landlord

Prime Minister among nine cabinet ministers moonlighting as a landlord
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The Prime Minister is among nine cabinet ministers who earn extra cash on top of their regular salaries as landlords, a national newspaper has found.


Analysis from the Guardian found even the most senior members of the cabinet were earning extra cash renting out their personal homes while living in accommodation funded by the taxpayer.

Both Theresa May and the Chancellor have rented out their London homes while living at Number 10 and 11 Downing Street respectively.

The data comes just after Jeremy Hunt was forced to apologise after he failed to declare a business interest with luxury flats he was renting out.

The Health Secretary has now amended the register of MPs interests to show which now he has a half share of a holiday home in Italy, a half share in an office building in Hammersmith and seven recently acquired apartments in Southampton.

Communities and Housing Secretary Sajid Javid also rents out property, while Transport Secretary Chris Grayling is a landlord for two properties according to the register.

Boris Johnson, Liam Fox, Alun Cairns and Brandon Lewis all own and rent one property according to the register.

There is no suggestion any of the ministers have broken the ministerial codes.

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