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MP’s fury over £100m bonus at Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct

Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group ought to think about repaying furlough money after it emerged his son-in-law might obtain a £10m bonus, native MP says










Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group ought to think about repaying furlough money after it emerged his son-in-law might obtain a £100million bonus, the billionaire’s native MP has mentioned. 

The Conservative MP for Bolsover, which incorporates Ashley’s Shirebrook warehouse, has slammed the plan after Frasers accepted £177million in handouts, together with furlough assist as not too long ago as April. 

The proprietor of the Sports Direct and House of Fraser chains plans to pay future chief government Michael Murray the sum if his son-in-law hits a ‘stretching and achievable’ share value goal of £15 by 2025, from £6.57 at the moment. That would enhance Ashley’s wealth by greater than £2.5billion. 

Payout: Michael Murray, pictured with Mike Ashley’s daughter, Anna, might obtain £100m

But Mark Fletcher MP mentioned: ‘It is a fantastic disgrace Mike Ashley and the Frasers Group are selecting to spend a lot money on payouts to senior executives when so a lot of their workers have had such a tough year. 

‘I’m extremely pleased with what the furlough scheme achieved. The taxpayer has spent an unimaginable quantity of money to assist maintain companies like Sports Direct afloat and with that comes a stage of duty to their workers and their neighborhood. 

‘While I do not consider each company ought to be anticipated to, handing again furlough repayments is a glowing instance of civic business observe.’

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