British companies voluntarily returned more than £215 million to governmentChristian 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.
UK HM Revenue and Customs
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. ■