Jeremy Corbyn publishes his tax return in full

Mr Corbyn's taxes were unremarkable other than being filed slightly late

Jon Stone
Monday 11 April 2016 17:32
The Labour leader earned additional income for delivering lectures and complating surveys
The Labour leader earned additional income for delivering lectures and complating surveys

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has released his full tax return after pledging to do so last week.

Mr Corbyn produced a 10-page photocopy of his HMRC tax return, which was made available to the media.

The return shows Mr Corbyn earned £1,850 over his official parliamentary salary.

The first page of Mr Corbyn's tax return

The document was rushed out just as David Cameron began speaking in the House of Commons to give an account of his own tax arrangements.

Mr Cameron told Mr Corbyn that it was “incredibly convenient” that the document was not released ahead of the session and suggested this had led to reduced scrutiny.

The Labour leader however reportedly did not have a copy of the return himself and had applied to HMRC to obtain one urgently in time for the session.

£1,350 was paid to Mr Corbyn for lecturing, and £500 for completing a survey. He wrote off a £500 business expense as a share in the cost of a study.

The document shows the tax return was filed five days late. A spokesperson for Mr Corbyn confirmed that he had paid a £100 charge as a result of this delay in filing.

Labour also told ITV News that Mr Corbyn did not declare any interest income because he did not have any savings.

Downing Street released details of the tax Mr Cameron had paid from 2009-2015 this weekend, though unlike Mr Corbyn it did not give access to a copy of his tax return.

George Osborne, the Chancellor, similarly released a shortyt summary of his taxes for one year, drawn up by his accountants earlier today. No full copy of his tax return was provided.

Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell released a copy of his tax return in January this year.

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