Tax letter business leaders gave £2.5m to Tories

Signatories to a Daily Telegraph calling for a stop to the proposed increase in national insurance have given nearly £500,000 to the Conservative party.

UPDATE 14.55:

Thanks to our commenter, Henry, who pointed out that, “LFF are only scratching the surface with their list. You need to look at the companies.”

Companies run by the signatories have given an additional £2 million bringing the total donations from tax letter signatories to a stunning £2,484,804. Going through the list it turns out that:

• Aggregate Industries have given £100,500

• JCB have given £616,010 in cash donations and £118,177 non-cash donations

• Bestway Cash & Carry have given £28,852

• Harris Ventures (Lord Harris’ company) have given £1,160,730 in cash donations and £25,135.59 in non-cash donations

Signatories to today’s letter in the Daily Telegraph calling for a stop to the proposed increase in national insurance have given close to half a million pounds to the Conservative party.

The following signatories have made donations to the Conservative party covered on the Electoral Commission register:

• Anthony Bamford has given £86,249.

• Aidan Heavey has given £5,500

• Christopher Gent has given £105,400

• Simon Wolfson has given £238,250

Among the other signatories, Lord Harris of Peckham takes the Conservative whip in the Lords.

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