Panama papers: UK PM Cameron and his family do not benefit from any offshore funds

 British Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and his wife Samantha pose for a photograph, during their holiday in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote on March 25, 2016.
British Prime Minister David Cameron (left) and his wife Samantha pose for a photograph, during their holiday in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote on March 25, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron, his wife and their children do not benefit from any offshore funds, his spokesman said on Tuesday (April 5), after the British leader's late father was included in a leaked list of clients using a law firm in the tax haven of Panama.

After initially saying the matter was private, Mr Cameron’s office said on Tuesday that he and his family did not benefit from any such funds at present, but did not say whether they would do so in future.

Mr Cameron also said he did not own any shares or have any offshore funds.

 

Earlier on Tuesday, during a visit to a business in central England, Mr Cameron said he did not own any shares or have any offshore funds, but did not answer a question on whether he or his family had benefited from offshore investment funds set up by his father.

Mr Cameron has come under pressure over family tax affairs since his late father was named as a client of controversial law firm Mossack Fonseca in leaked documents known as the Panama papers.