The UK Government / HM Treasury

Rishi Sunak with a big red briefcase

Rishi Sunak holds up an important red briefcase marked CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER on October 27, 2021. Sunak held that post from 2020 to 2022 under Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who resigned in shame in July of 2022. One of the pleasant formalities of British politics, a "red box" is used by government ministers to carry important work documents.