Rishi Sunak wears £95 sliders and socks to get ready for Budget


The chancellor, reportedly the richest sitting MP, spares no expense on his casual look (Picture: Simon Walker/HM Treasury)

The Treasury has released photographs of Rishi Sunak preparing for tomorrow’s Budget – but it’s not his economic proposals that have got people talking.

In one image, the chancellor can be seen sporting a socks and sandals combo beneath a desk.

You can’t blame Mr Sunak for dressing down during all nighters putting the finishing touches to his statement – but the millionaire minister has spared no expense on his casual look.

A quick Google reveals Mr Sunak’s Palm Angels black sliders retail at a cool £95. 

Who among us doesn’t kick back in a pair of plastic slip-ons worth the thick end of a ton?

According to the trendy fashion firm’s website, the company started ‘as a photographic documentation of LA’s skater culture’.

The label ‘merges an appreciation for sartorial codes and a joy for fabric with a proclivity for using clothing as identity tropes and cultural signifiers’. Quite.

It’s unclear if the chancellor intends to wear his sliders when he delivers his Budget in parliament tomorrow (Picture: Simon Walker/HM Treasury)
The living wage is expected to rise, but National Insurance will go up in April and Universal Credit has already been scaled back (Picture: Simon Walker/HM Treasury)

It’s not the first time pictures of Mr Sunak at work have revealed his expensive tastes.

A flask spotted on the table when pictures were released ahead of last year’s Budget was actually worth £180.

The electric Ember ‘smart mug’ keeps tea or coffee warm throughout the day.

The 41-year-old former Goldman Sachs banker is reportedly one of the richest people to ever sit in the House of Commons.

Mr Sunak’s father-in-law is N. R. Narayana Murthy, an Indian financial services magnate whose business is valued at more than £95 billion on the stock market.

In August, the chancellor won planning approval to construct a gym, swimming pool and tennis court at his constituency home.

He previously revealed he prepares for the long statement by getting a sugar boost from a can of Sprite and a Twix (Picture: Simon Walker/HM Treasury)

The Richmond MP bought Kirby Sigston Manor, which was built in 1826, for £1.5 million when he was elected in 2015.

In other Budget news, ministers have refused to guarantee that millions of public sector workers will get a real-terms rise in wages despite Mr Sunak promising an end to the pay freeze.

The chancellor has confirmed he will scrap the year-long public sector pay freeze in his on Wednesday, paving the way for a possible wage increase next year for those such as teachers, nurses, police and armed forces personnel.

But there is no guarantee the increase will be higher than the rising cost of living, meaning workers could still feel worse off.

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