Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver to furlough staff using tax payer money

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Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, said to be worth £240 million, is to use tax payer money to furlough 20 of his 120 staff. 

THE Jamie Oliver Group employees include chefs who run classes at the Jamie Oliver Cookery School.

Other staff able to work from home are still being paid in full by the company.

The group told the Sun they will top-up the salaries of employees who earn more than £30,000 a year so that they too are getting 80 per cent of their wages.

Jamie Oliver is the latest millionnaire to use tax payer money to furlough staff during the coronavirus lockdown.

Dragon’s Den star Peter Jones, worth £490 million, reportedly furloughed 400 Jessops’ workers, while Victoria Beckham, whose family empire is worth £335 million, last week furloughed 25 of her fashion staff.

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