Keir Starmer’s tax return reveals he paid higher rate than Rishi Sunak last year

Rate effectively charged on Labour leader’s income 10 percentage points higher than on prime minister’s, analysis shows

Jane Dalton,Kate Devlin
Thursday 23 March 2023 16:25 GMT
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Sir Keir Starmer was effectively taxed at a rate of nearly 32 per cent in the past financial year, while the prime minister, a multimillionaire, paid tax in effect at just over 22 per cent, analysis by The Independent shows.

The Labour leader earned £126,154 in salary as an MP and leader of the opposition, on which he paid £43,103 in income tax, according to his newly published tax return for 2021-22.

He also earned nearly £85,000 in capital gains from the sale of a house that he helped his sister to buy. On that, he paid £23,930 in tax.

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