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First business man arrested for coronavirus job retention scheme fraud

A business man has become the first to be held on suspicion of fraud after claiming £495,000 from the coronavirus job retention scheme. HMRC report that it has received nearly 4,500 tip-offs of such fraud where more than £27.4 billion has been claimed through the scheme.
Category: Criminal Law » Fraud. Keyword(s): Furlough schemes; Coronavirus. Area(s) of law: Employment; Public Sector; Tax; Crime.
Source: Independent.

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