The independent adviser Laurie Magnus found that Zahawi had been misleading when he said that reports last July over his tax affairs were "clearly smears".
Taxation is already a key dividing line in the race, as Britain faces the toxic combination of high inflation and rampant cost-of-living increases alongside stagnant growth and relatively high tax rates.
Rishi Sunak quits as chancellor of the exchequer and Sajid Javid resigns as health secretary with both saying they can no longer tolerate the culture of scandal that has stalked UK PM Boris Johnson for months.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered a probe into Former Transport Minister Nusrat Ghani's claim that she was fired from a government job in part because of her Muslim faith.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has signalled the government’s direction and strategy as his Tory Cabinet was dramatically reshuffled with three ministers axed for poor performance and bad publicity.
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