UK finance minister Zahawi promises to publish tax returns if chosen to be PM

FILE PHOTO: British Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi walks at Downing Street, in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's finance minister Nadhim Zahawi, who is running to replace Prime Minister Boris Johnson, said on Monday he would publish his tax return annually if he becomes leader.

"I will publish my accounts annually. That's the right thing to do," Zahawi told Sky News, after newspapers reported his tax affairs were being investigated by the authorities. He said neither he nor his wife had never benefited from an offshore trust, or had nom-domiciled tax status.

(Reporting by Kylie MacLellan and Muvija M)