Rishi Sunak paid more than half a million pounds in tax last year, according to documents released by No 10. 

The summary of the Prime Minister's tax returns for 2022/23 showed that he made nearly £1.8 million through capital gains – up from £1.6 million in 2021/22 – as well as £293,407 in other interest and dividends.

All of the investment income and capital gains came from a US-based investment fund listed as a blind trust, according to the summary.

He also earned £139,477 from his ministerial and prime ministerial salaries.

In total, he paid £508,308 in tax.

Rather than a full tax return, No 10 published “a summary” of Mr Sunak’s UK taxable income, capital gains and tax paid over the last tax year as reported to HM Revenue & Customs, prepared by accountancy service Evelyn Partners.

The former California resident separately paid 6,847 US dollars in tax from 45,646 US dollars of dividends that were taxed separately in the US in 2022.

The Prime Minister is one of the UK's wealthiest people.  

He and his wife, Akshata Murty, have a combined fortune of about £730m – roughly double the estimated £300m-£350m wealth of the King and Queen.