Boris Johnson earns £275,000 a yr for his weekly column at The Each day Telegraph, the identical charge he loved in 2016 when he resigned from the newspaper after his appointment as international secretary.
The parliamentary register of members’ pursuits exhibits that the politician was re-hired on the similar wage by The Each day Telegraph after resigning from the cupboard place this summer season.
Mr Johnson spends 10 hours a month writing his column, for which he earns £22,916.66 a month, equal to a charge of £2,291 an hour.
The 54-year-old’s articles are supposed to be put behind the newspaper’s paywall however Mr Johnson has repeatedly posted the complete column on his Fb web page, the place it may be learn totally free.
He has additionally courted controversy via a few of his articles, together with one by which he compared Muslim women who wear burqas to letterboxes.
Mr Johnson additionally continues to earn hundreds of kilos a yr on royalties from his earlier books.
The Each day Telegraph’s income fell by 49 per cent final yr after the newspaper suffered from a pointy drop in promoting income.
Nick Hugh, the newspaper’s chief govt, has pledged to take care of long-term funding in its journalism.
Extra reporting by Press Affiliation
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