Samantha Cameron's clothing firm used furlough scheme to pay wages - but has ...

Samantha Cameron's clothing firm used furlough scheme to pay wages - but has ...
Samantha Cameron's clothing firm used furlough scheme to pay wages - but has ...
Samantha Cameron's designer clothing firm used the furlough scheme to pay wages - but has £600,000 cash in the bank and is increasing its workforce Cefinn brand retained six-figure bank balance last year despite Covid pandemic  Mrs Cameron's clothes company is bankrolled by the Tory donor Lord Brownlow He is a director of Cefinn's parent company, Samantha Cameron Studio Limited

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Samantha Cameron used the furlough scheme to pay wages at her designer clothing label during the pandemic – despite having nearly £600,000 cash in the bank and increasing its workforce, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

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The latest accounts for her upmarket Cefinn brand show that it retained a six-figure bank balance last year despite Covid.

The accounts – published while Mrs Cameron was pictured at Goodwood Ladies Day drinking champagne with her stepfather Viscount Astor – raise questions about why the company needed to make any furlough claims.

It comes weeks after it emerged that her husband David Cameron was being paid more than $1 million a year by Greensill Capital, a financial services supplier that went into administration in March. 

As a part-time adviser, the former Prime Minister tried to secure government support for the ailing company.

Mrs Cameron founded Cefinn in 2017. It is bankrolled by the Tory donor Lord Brownlow – who contributed nearly £60,000 to the cost of renovating Boris Johnson's flat at No 10 last year.

The accounts – published while Mrs Cameron was at Goodwood Ladies Day (pictured) drinking champagne with her stepfather Viscount Astor – raise questions about why the company needed to make any furlough claims.

The accounts – published while Mrs Cameron was at Goodwood Ladies Day (pictured) drinking champagne with her stepfather Viscount Astor – raise questions about why the company needed to make any furlough claims.

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