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British companies voluntarily returned more than £215 million to government

Christian Fernsby ▼ | September 21, 2020
British employers have voluntarily returned more than £215 million to the government in furlough payments they decided they did not want or need.
HM Revenue and Customs
UK   HM Revenue and Customs
According to figures from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), so far 80,433 employers have returned money that they were given to cover the salaries of their workers.

Topics: British

The companies and other bodies have returned £215,756,121 as of September 15, according to data obtained by the PA news agency through a freedom of information request.

Some of the money was returned, while other companies simply claimed smaller payouts the next time they were given furlough cash.