SIMON Cowell and Duncan Bannatyne have taken aim at celebs like Richard Branson and Victoria Beckham for seeking taxpayer cash to pay their staff and save their companies. Both Cowell and Bannatyne have both said they are using their own means to pay staff or keep their companies afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates Virgin boss Branson has asked for a £500million taxpayer bailout to save Virgin Atlantic from collapse. And meanwhile, Beckham told 30 employees at her fashion brand they are going to be put on a the Government’s job retention scheme which pays up to a maximum of £2,500 a month. Dragon’s Den star Bannatyne – who has a net worth of £300million – took to Twitter as he blasted Sir Richard during a row with another user. He wrote: “I have gone to the Bank NOT the UK tax payer. The bank.”A viable business will get money from a Bank.” The magnate also hit out at Branson’s offer to mortgage Necker Island, his home in the Caribbean, as collateral with the UK government for a “commercial loan” – appearing to question whether it was worth the… Read full this story
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