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Tony Blair and his Wife claimed almost £80,000 from furlough scheme

Tony and Cherie Blair claimed almost £80,000 from the furlough scheme despite their huge wealth.

The scheme was set up in March 2020 to protect jobs, it was phased out in September 2021 after 940,000 individuals and businesses had claimed.

A spokesman for the Blairs said they had taken £76,000 to cover wages of staff at Lady Blair’s law firm. 

All businesses and individuals, whatever their financial situation, were entitled to claim the payouts to cover the wages of furloughed staff.

However, thousands of organisations have since said they will pay back at least some of the money after faring better than expected through the pandemic.

But the Blairs are not thought to have returned the £76,000 despite his wealth alone being estimated at anything up to £50million.

This news comes just as the number of people demanding that he be stripped of his knighthood passed one million signatures.

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