Angela Rayner cleared by police and HMRC in capital gains tax probe

Angela Rayner fist pumping the air
Angela Rayner has been cleared by Greater Manchester Police and HMRC after claims she failed to pay capital gains tax (Image credit: Getty Images)

Angela Rayner has been cleared by the police and HMRC after a capital gains tax probe into the sale of her council house in 2015.

The deputy leader of the Labour Party faced accusations she had failed to declare £3,500, which led to a Conservative Party minister calling for an investigation into her tax affairs.

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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.