No10 is tight-lipped over Boris Johnson's £535 county court debt

Boris Johnson’s ‘unsatisfied’ £535 debt is revealed: No10 stays tight-lipped as register shows county court ordered him to repay the sum in OCTOBER

  • Court records show that Boris Johnson has an ‘unsatisfied’ debt of £535 
  • Ruling was made against the PM in October last year according to the register
  • No10 is yet to comment on the situation and the details of the situation unclear 

Downing Street was tight-lipped today after it emerged Boris Johnson has an outstanding £535 county court debt.

The register of county court judgements shows the PM was subject to a ruling over the sum October 26 – and it is still ‘unsatisfied’.

The details of the case – registered to his address at 10 Downing Street – and the nature of the debt are unknown. 

The situation was first uncovered by Private Eye magazine.  

Downing Street was tight-lipped today after it emerged Boris Johnson has an outstanding £535 county court debt

The register of county court judgements shows the PM was subject to a ruling over the sum October 26 – and it is still ‘unsatisfied’

County court judgments are issued when action is taking by someone who claims there is a debt. 

The court can rule against individuals who simply do not respond. Those subject to rulings can ask for them to be set aside later. The issues relate to civil rather than criminal law.

Mr Johnson has been the subject of persistent speculation about his finances, with a huge row over claims Tory donors initially helped finance a refurbishment of his grace-and-favour flat.

There have also been rumours that donors have been asked to contribute to the costs of childcare for his and Carrie Symonds’ son Wilf.

Mr Johnson separated from ex-wife Marina, with whom he has four children, in 2018. They formally divorced in February last year after agreeing a financial settlement.

He became engaged to Ms Symonds in December 2019.

The couple live in Downing Street with Wilf, who was born in April last year.  

Despite the PM’s £150,000 salary, he is believed to have taken a significant pay cut on entering Downing Street as he was previously earning large sums for writing columns and giving speeches. 

There have been claims that the PM is preparing to rent out a property in London, which could bring significant income.  

Mr Johnson live in a grace-and-favour flat in Downing Street with fiancee Carrie and their son Wilf, who was born in April last year

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