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UK’s Johnson faces formal investigation over funding of apartment renovation

UK’s Johnson faces formal investigation over funding of apartment renovation

Johnson has a taxpayer-funded 30,000 pound ($42,000) allowance each year for maintaining and furnishing his official residence, but anything above that must be met by the prime minister.

Britain’s Electoral Commission has opened an investigation into the financing of the refurbishment of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s apartment, saying there were grounds to suspect an offence may have been committed.

Eight days before local elections across England and for the election of the Welsh and Scottish regional assemblies, Johnson is facing a stream of allegations about everything from his muddled initial handling of the COVID-19 crisis to questions about who leaked what from his office.

“We are now satisfied that there are reasonable grounds to suspect that an offence or offences may have occurred,” the Electoral Commission said of the financing of the apartment above Number 11 Downing Street where Johnson resides.

“We will therefore continue this work as a formal investigation to establish whether this is the case,” the commission said.

News Source : Hindustan Times

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