LONDON – Parties claim £250,000 in furlough cash

UK political parties accepted more than £250,000 under the furlough scheme between April and June, the Electoral Commission reported on Thursday (3 September). EURACTIV’s Benjamin Fox has the details.

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The Liberal Democrats accounted for most of the public money under the scheme, which allowed employers to claim 80% of staff salaries, claiming £178,907

By comparison, the governing Conservative party claimed £70,164 and Labour £9,914. Besides, neither the Conservatives or Labour have furloughed party employees during the pandemic. Income from donations for the political parties has also dropped substantially.

(Benjamin Fox | EURACTIV.com)

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