By Crystal Jones For Mailonline
Published: 15:25 BST, 3 May 2021 | Updated: 15:32 BST, 3 May 2021
The Trump Organization has been slammed for claiming up to £575,000 from the furlough scheme for its flagship Scottish resort - despite making redundancies.
The former US president's Scottish firms have received over half a million pounds via the UK job retention scheme over a two-month period.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
While the furlough scheme has been operational since March last year, HMRC's data currently only details payments claimed by employers during December and January.
It shows one resort in Turnberry, Ayrshire, received between £200,000 and £500,000, while another in Aberdeenshire received between £35,000 and £75,000, the Scotsman reported.
Former President of the United States of America Donald Trump, 74, visiting his Turnberry resort in Ayrshire in June 2015 after it's $10million (£7.19 million) refurbishment
Union bosses slated the 'scandal' and said axing staff while claiming furlough made a 'mockery' of a scheme designed to ensure employers retain staff.
It said at least 66 jobs had been lost at Turnberry since last summer, with some staff rehired on 'inferior' terms - and has now called for HMRC to investigate.
Mick Cash, RMT general secretary, said: 'It is clear to us that at the very least the principles of the job retention scheme appear to have been breached by the Trump Organization and that should now be subjected to a