Revealed: 27 housing associations have used furlough scheme during Past few months

In past few months Twenty-seven of the leading landlords in the country have depleted  the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme , analysis has found.

Analysis of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) furlough scheme data  has found that nearly 30 housing associations received as  £6.38m for furloughed staff between December 2020 and February 2021. The analysis concentrates on housing associations with a minimum stock count of 10,000 homes.

The £6.38m is the maximum amount that these organisations could have received in  accordance  to the data, which is organised into bands as opposed to specific figures. The lower estimate of cash received stands at £1.33m.

The housing association that received the most cash from the scheme was Sanctuary Housing, which was handed between £600,000 and £1.25m.

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