‘I will fix it’: Boris Johnson’s text to Sir James Dyson over tax issue

Did an exchange of messages between the prime minister and businessman break lobbying rules?

Sir James Dyson
James Dyson, the billionaire inventor, was a keen Brexit supporter
(Image credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Dyson)

Texts have emerged between Boris Johnson and Sir James Dyson in which the prime minister assured the British entrepreneur that he would “fix” an issue over the tax status of his employees.

Dyson, whose technology company is based in Singapore, wrote to the Treasury to seek assurances that his staff would not have to pay more tax if they came to the UK to help make ventilators during the coronavirus pandemic.

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