DRAGONS’ Den stars have claimed a combined £1.5million in furlough handouts for their Covid-hit businesses.
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The trio star in the new series, which started this month. And former favourite Duncan Bannatyne has also made several claims.
The four have a combined wealth of £1.2billion, but have seen their businesses rocked by the national lockdown.
Bannatyne, 72, lodged three claims for staff at his health club and hotel business, worth up to £1.25million.
Jones, 55, furloughed 400 workers at camera store Jessops, despite a £490million personal fortune. The firm claimed up to £100,000.
Entrepreneur Suleyman, 67, made seven furlough applications for his businesses, worth up to £125,000.
The multi-millionaire investors, who boast a combined wealth of £1.2billion, claimed a £1.5million in furlough handouts for their Covid-hit businessesCredit: BBC
Peter Jones, whose personal fortune is estimated at £490million, furloughed 400 workers and claimed up to £100,000Credit: BBC
Touker Suleyman, whose net worth is £200million, made seven furlough applications for his businesses worth up to £125,000Credit: BBC
Sara Davies, 36, who is worth £35million, claimed £25,000 to ‘protect staff’
Former favourite Duncan Bannatyne also made several claimsCredit: Getty
He has a net worth of £200million.
Davies, 36, who is worth £35million, claimed up to £25,000 for staff at her business Crafter’s Companion.
Spokesmen said Bannatyne had “invested £10million into the group”, Jones’ investment group had “not claimed any support” and Davies wanted to “protect staff”.
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