Conservative party chairman Nadhim Zahawi is facing a probe into his financial affairs after resolving a tax dispute with HMRC.
Why it matters
The investigation into Nadhim Zahawi's tax affairs is significant as it raises questions about the integrity of a senior Conservative party member and the party's commitment to transparency and accountability.
What the papers say
The Mirror reports that Zahawi has been telling MPs that he "hasn't done anything wrong" and that the tax issue was a "careless but not deliberate" error. The Independent quotes former Tory minister Caroline Nokes, who believes Zahawi should resign to end the distraction caused by the controversy. She argues that the controversy is damaging for the government and that Zahawi has left too many unanswered questions.
How we got here
Nadhim Zahawi, the Conservative party chairman, resolved a tax dispute with HMRC last year, which related to shares in the company he co-founded before becoming an MP. Rishi Sunak has ordered an investigation into the matter.
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