Boris Johnson acted unwisely over flat refurbishment, report finds

Adviser on ministers’ interests says prime minister was initially unaware Tory peer was paying for works

Boris Johnson “unwisely” embarked on a refurbishment of his official Downing Street flat without knowing how it would be paid for, according to a report that found a “significant failing” by officials.

The Tory peer and party donor David Brownlow, and the Conservative party, initially stepped in to settle bills, said the report by the new independent adviser on ministers’ interests, Christopher Geidt.

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