Ladbrokes claimed £102m in furlough payments over two-year period

UK government pays Entain-owned operator £57.5m in 2020 and £44.5m in 2021, despite competitors opting out or repaying funds

Financial accounts released on Thursday show that in addition to the £57.5m claimed in furlough payments by Ladbrokes in 2020, an additional £44.5m was claimed in 2021. Accounts for Ladbrokes Gaming and Betting Ltd, a subsidiary of Entain, show that during the government’s Covid-19 furlough scheme, the company received a total of approximately £102m in…

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