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Flouters of Covid-19 furlough rules will face legal action, UK tax chief warns

By Fiona Maxwell
  • 08 Apr 2020 05:35
  • 08 Apr 2020 05:35
UK companies that claim taxpayer money to pay staff on furlough through the government’s Covid-19 program, while still forcing employees to work, can expect to see legal action.

That’s the message from Jim Harra, chief executive of the UK’s tax authority, who was speaking to lawmakers in a remote committee meeting today. The government’s coronavirus

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