Keir Starmer made £211,000 last year, including £85,000 capital gains

Keir Starmer, the One Percenter: Labour leader made £211,000 last year, including £85,000 capital gains

  • Sir Keir received £126,154 for being an MP and Leader of the Opposition in 2021
  • Read more: Starmer accused of hypocrisy for pension tax avoidance deal

Sir Keir Starmer’s income was more than £210,000 last year, pushing him into the country’s top 1 per cent of earners.

A day after Rishi Sunak published his tax return, the Labour leader followed suit and revealed his very healthy earnings.

Sir Keir received £126,154 for being an MP and Leader of the Opposition in 2021/22, the tax return showed.

And he made capital gains of £85,466, on which he paid £23,930 capital gains tax.

He said the earnings were linked to the sale of a house he helped his sister to buy.

The tax return showed he paid a total of £67,033 in tax, up from £51,547 the previous financial year.

Labour leader Keir Starmer speaks during a press conference at Port Vale Football Club

Last week Sir Keir accused Chancellor Jeremy Hunt of prioritising Britain’s richest 1 per cent in his Spring Budget, a category he now falls into.

The Prime Minister’s tax return, released on Wednesday, showed he paid more than £1million in UK tax over the previous three financial years.

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Mr Sunak paid £432,493 in tax in 2021/2022, £393,217 in 2020/2021, and £227,350 in 2019/20.

Last year his income from dividends was £172,415, with £1.6million from capital gains.

Sir Keir attacked plans unveiled by the Chancellor in last week’s Budget to abolish the tax-free limit of £1.07million on pensions savings.

He pledged to reverse the measure if he wins the election during a speech yesterday.

On Wednesday he was accused of ‘hypocrisy’ after it was revealed he is himself exempt from tax rules due to a deal established under the then Labour government from his time as Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). The ‘tax-unregistered’ scheme means the lifetime allowance does not apply to his contributions while DPP between 2008 and 2013.

But during yesterday’s keynote speech in Stoke-on-Trent, he said: ‘I am absolutely committed to changing what the Government did last week – let me go further than that. I don’t intend that to exclude me.’

Sir Keir’s civil service pension is understood to not be large enough to incur a tax charge under the pension cap system on its own, and he has not paid into it since 2013.

Sir Keir’s push for thugs to stay in UK 

Several foreign offenders committed further crimes in Britain after Sir Keir Starmer campaigned for them to stay, it was revealed yesterday.

Violent thugs, drug dealers and a stalker were among 50 dangerous offenders named in a letter signed by Sir Keir in 2020, shortly before he became Labour leader. 

It called for them not to be deported on a flight to Jamaica.

But seven of them went on to commit more violent or drug-related crimes, The Sun revealed.

Sir Keir demanded that ‘all future charter flights must be suspended’ and even suggested that offenders be given taxpayer-funded phones.

During questions after a speech in Stoke-on-Trent yesterday, Sir Keir refused to apologise for helping to keep offenders in Britain who went on to commit more crimes.

Former Home Office minister Sir John Hayes said it raised questions about whether Sir Keir would really be tough on crime.

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