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.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
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.