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UUP leader Mike Nesbitt releases tax return

Published 11/04/2016

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt
UUP leader Mike Nesbitt
UUP leader Mike Nesbitt's tax return for the 2014/15 financial year.
UUP leader Mike Nesbitt's tax return for the 2014/15 financial year.
UUP leader Mike Nesbitt's tax return for the 2014/15 financial year.
UUP leader Mike Nesbitt's tax return for the 2014/15 financial year.
Mike Nesbitt and Arlene Foster
UUP leader Mike Nesbitt with his party’s election billboards
Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt with wife Lynda
First Minister Arlene Foster said she would publish her 2014/15 tax return as soon as she received it from her accountant
PM David Cameron
Mr Cameron paid £76,000 in tax in 2014-15, figures show
Panama Papers: David Cameron told ITV News "I don't have anything to hide". Photo: ITV News
Mary and Ian Cameron watch son David make a speech during the 2010 election campaign

Mike Nesbitt has released his tax returns in the wake of the Panama Papers controversy.

The UUP leader made the documents available after First Minister Arlene Foster said she would publish hers as soon as possible.

The publication comes in the wake of the Panama Papers scandal which has called into question Prime Minister David Cameron's tax affairs.

Read more: David Cameron benefited from 'prime ministerial expenses deduction'

Over the weekend Scotland's First Minister revealed she would publish her tax returns.

Click through the pictures to read Mr Nesbitt's return.

Read more: DUP's Foster and UUP's Nesbitt pledge to publish tax returns in wake of PM Cameron controversy

The papers show the Strangford MLA earned £52,754 in the 2014/15 financial year and paid £10,698.60 in tax.

They also show that the UUP leader spent £69,238 in office costs and expenditure.

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