UK Prime Minister Johnson has £ 535 unpaid debt – court document
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whose personal finances were in the spotlight during the renovation of his Downing Street apartment, has an unpaid debt of 535 pounds ($ 756.12) according to court records on Wednesday.
The court judgment seen by Reuters did not name the other party in the case, but listed Boris Johnson and his office address at 10 Downing Street.
The file was dated October 26, 2020 and listed as “ Dissatisfied, ” meaning it was totally or partially unpaid. It was first reported in “Private Eye” magazine.
A spokesperson for Johnson said his Downing Street office was “looking into this matter.”
“I can confirm that this has nothing to do with the renovation of the Downing Street estate where all these bills have been duly paid by the government or by the Prime Minister personally,” he said.
When asked if there should be any concerns about Johnson’s finances, the Prime Minister’s press secretary replied: “You shouldn’t be worried, no.”
Johnson’s finances have come under scrutiny in recent weeks, with election officials investigating funding for a renovation to his apartment and Parliament investigating the statement he made regarding a trip to the foreign funded by donors. Read more
A county court judgment is rendered when someone submits a claim and the judges decide that the money should be paid. The register of these judgments is used by banks and other financial institutions to determine an individual’s credit rating.
($ 1 = 0.7076 pounds)
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