Rishi confirms he will donate energy bill handouts to charity

Super-rich Rishi confirms he will donate ‘£1,200’ benefit from energy bill handouts to charity and urges people who don’t need the money to follow his example

  • Rishi Sunak has confirmed that he will donate his energy bill handout to charity
  • The multi-millionaire Chancellor is believed to own three homes in the UK
  • Cost-of-living bailout will see every household receive at least £400 off bills 
  • Rishi Sunak today confirmed he will donate his estimated £1,200 benefit from energy bill handouts to charity.

    The Chancellor – who recently featured on the Sunday Times Rich List with heiress wife Akshata Murty – urged people who do not need the money to ‘join me’ in giving the cash to good causes. 

    The huge £21billion cost-of-living bailout unveiled yesterday includes £400 towards energy bills for all 28million households in the country.

    But the subsidy will be applied to properties rather than individuals, so those with multiple homes could rack up significantly higher savings.  

    Rishi Sunak - who recently featured on the Sunday Times Rich List with heiress wife Akshata Murty - urged people who do not need the money to 'join me' in giving energy bill handouts to good causes

    Rishi Sunak – who recently featured on the Sunday Times Rich List with heiress wife Akshata Murty – urged people who do not need the money to ‘join me’ in giving energy bill handouts to good causes








    Mr Sunak is believed to own three homes in the UK, including a house and a flat in central London and a sprawling estate in his Yorkshire constituency (pictured)

    Mr Sunak is believed to own three homes in the UK, including a house and a flat in central London and a sprawling estate in his Yorkshire constituency (pictured)

    Mr Sunak is believed to own three homes in the UK, including a house and a flat in central London and a sprawling estate in his Yorkshire constituency.

    That would potentially give a £1,200 benefit.

    Asked about his own intentions on ITV’s Good Morning Britain,, Mr Sunak said: ‘I’m sure you will join me in giving that money to charity.’

    Justifying the way the support was being delivered to all households rather than just the poorest, Mr Sunak said there are only a couple of ‘practical’ ways of delivering payments, either universally or through the council tax system, which could exclude some deserving individuals.

    He told BBC Breakfast: ‘Second homes account for one or two per cent of the property stock.’








    Mr Sunak said there are only a couple of 'practical' ways of delivering payments, either universally or through the council tax system, which could exclude some deserving individuals

    Mr Sunak said there are only a couple of ‘practical’ ways of delivering payments, either universally or through the council tax system, which could exclude some deserving individuals

    Boris Johnson has stakes in multiple homes, but they are thought to be rented out while he uses official residences in Downing Street and at Chequers – where neither he nor Mr Sunak directly pay utility bills. 

    An estimated 770,000 households own two homes that are not routinely rented out, and 60,000 have three.

    The Chancellor, aged 42, recently became the first frontline politician to be named in the Sunday Times Rich List together with his wife.

    The couple are credited with a joint fortune of £730million, putting them at 222 in the top 250 richest people in the UK.

    Ms Murty owns a £430million stake in her Indian tech billionaire father’s IT business, and was recently embroiled in a row over having non-dom status.