Foreign Office owns 87 properties around the world worth more than £5m

The Foreign Office owns 87 properties around the world worth more than £5million each, the Telegraph can disclose. The seven-bedroom penthouse is now the fourth property worth over £5million which the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) owns in the city, official records have shown. The FCO also has four over-£5million properties in Paris, four in Singapore and three in Washington – and 87 in total around the world. Last month the government bought a lavish £12m home in New York for a senior civil servant charged with signing post-Brexit trade deals. Six years ago it paid a reported £35million for a four-bedroom flat in the ultra-exclusive Opus Hong Kong building, for Caroline Wilson, the then…

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