“We cannot expect the public to trust us if we are not prepared to be open about tax.” – Jeremy Corbyn releases his Tax Return

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In a bid to pour more heat into the pressure currently cooking Theresa may’s goose the leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn laid down the challenge to Theresa May to publish her full, unredacted tax return. 

Figures published by the Labour Party showed that the leader Mr Corbyn contributed almost £50,000 in tax in 2016/17, and paid a total of £48,079.80 in tax.

As leader of the Opposition the Labour Party leader is paid £136,762 – which is a combination of the salary as an MP, pay for his role as leader of the opposition and pensions

He said: “Tax avoidance and evasion deprive our public services of tens of billions of pounds every year and will only be tackled if we have the political will to do it.

“We cannot expect the public to trust us as party leaders, if we are not prepared to be open and honest about our own tax arrangements.”

“Shadow chancellor John McDonnell received a total income of £87,353 and paid a total of £24,099.20 in tax”, Labour said.