A CHEEKY Crowd funding page has been set up to help Dominic Cummings and his family pay backdated council bills potentially worth up to £30,000.

The Prime Minister’s right-hand man has been told his family is now liable for tax on two extra properties on the outskirts of Durham.

Investigations earlier in the year revealed they were built without planning permission, and it has now been confirmed council tax should have been paid.

Mr Cummings, who earns £95,000 and £99,999 a year as a special advisor to Boris Johnson, co-owns the properties, at North Lodge, just off the A167, where he stayed during his infamous trip to the region during lockdown.

The Valuation Office Agency has said the tax will not be backdated but a tongue-in-cheek Just Giving page set up by Edan Edison aims to help pay the full amount.

Mr Edison said: “Weʼre raising £30,000 to Help Dominic Cummings pay his council tax bill (or at least help plug the community shortfall)

“Poor Mr Cummings is clearly struggling with his finances.

“As our divine puppetmaster, I think we owe it to him and the people of the Durham area (who will undoubtably see a hike in their own taxes next year due to the shortfall) to help foot the bill and put an end to this whole sorry story.

“If it has truly been ‘written off’, then all proceeds of this page will go direct to the local council and charities to help fund improvements for the local community.”

So far £5 has been donated, with a target of £30,000.

One supporter, who posted on the page, Matthew Lucas, said: “Bless him, can’t afford to chip in myself as you know we are all in this together but I wish him all the very best.”

To donate, visit: justgiving.com/crowdfunding/cummingstaxbill