Nadhim Zahawi will not resign, insist allies amid allegations of sleaze

Allies of Nadhim Zahawi have insisted the chairman of the Conservative Party is not planning to resign amid a furore over his tax affairs.  A source close to the former

chancellor said this morning that he is “absolutely not resigning”.  There are growing calls for Rishi Sunak, the Prime Minister, to sack Mr Zahawi, with Labour claiming the

latter’s position is “totally untenable”.  Mr Zahawi issued a statement on Saturday in which he confirmed he had reached a multi-million pound settlement with HMRC amid

claims he had agreed to pay a penalty.   In the statement, Mr Zahawi noted that HMRC concluded he had made a “careless and not deliberate” error. He also indicated that the

agreement was made during his time as chancellor. You can follow the latest updates below.  Sign up to the Front Page newsletter for free: Your essential guide to the

day's agenda from The Telegraph - direct to your inbox seven days a week. 08:58 AMRishi Sunak accused of being in 'hiding' amid NHS strike action Sharon Graham, the general

secretary of the Unite union, has accused Rishi Sunak of being in "hiding" during the ongoing dispute over pay for NHS workers. She told LBC Radio: "The Prime Minister is

missing in action. It’s been five weeks since Unite last went out on strike in terms of the ambulance service and we have had not one offer from the Government, there has been not

one meeting that has been about 22/23 pay and, quite frankly, we’re almost negotiating with the Government on the airways. "So, therefore, what I’m calling on today is for

Rishi Sunak to come out of hiding, to do his job as the leader of this country and start negotiating on this particular dispute."