It has been revealed that former chancellor George Osborne made over £300,000 in the space of just one month, from giving speeches.
Performing six speeches at universities and banks, the highest fee the MP received was £81,174 from American bank JP Morgan. Sacked as an MP by Theresa May, Mr Osborne now sits as a Conservative backbencher. The cheapest fee he was paid between 27 September and 27 October was £28,454 by Stanford University.
Joining one of Washington’s biggest speaking agencies, Mr Osborne has to make parliament aware within 28 days when he is conducting one of his speeches.
He is expected to make more money in the coming months and his speaking engagements make him four times more money than his political career.