LONDON | UK’s Boris Johnson reprimanded for failing to report income
LONDON — A British parliamentary committee reprimanded former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Thursday for failing to report income within time limits set by Parliament.
Johnson has acknowledged his mistake and taken steps to prevent it from recurring, the committee said.
Johnson was found to have failed to make timely income reports on nine recent occasions. The amount involved totaled more than 52,700 pounds ($67,000).
The Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards found “that registrations were late on four separate occasions, involving nine payments, which suggested a lack of attention to, or regard for, the House’s requirements.”
The breach wasn’t judged to be minor or accidental and so was referred to the Committee on Standards, which suggested Johnson make a formal apology to the House of Commons.