No 10 rejects pre-Summer reshuffle rumours

Downing Street have today rebuked burgeoning rumours of a potential Cabinet reshuffle prior to the Summer recess.

In today’s lobby briefing an official No 10 spokeswoman said “I have got nothing for you in that regard,” when quizzed over the claims.

She also refused to comment on who was leading the Whitehall probe into the leak of the chancellor’s wife’s tax status last week, stressing that: “we don’t comment on internal investigations”.

Yesterday evening it the chancellor wrote to Boris Johnson to request an independent review by Lord Geidt of his complete formal statements on his finances since joining the Cabinet in 2018.

The letter comes after  a flurry of revelations about his family tax and residency affairs over the past week, including the non-domicile status of his wife Ashkata Murty, concerns over his investments, and the admission that both himself and Murty held US green cards.

Following his surprise Ukraine trip this weekend, prime minister will “take a bit of a break” for the next few days, No 10 has also confirmed.

The House of Commons remains in recess until 19 April.