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Sainsbury’s and Aldi to hand back £540m of business rates relief – BBC News

The move follows Morrisons and Tesco, after supermarkets faced criticism for taking state support.

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The grocers Sainsbury’s and Aldi have said they will hand back a combined £540m of business rates relief they received as support in the pandemic.
They follow Tesco and Morrisons, who promised to repay £850m between them.
Supermarkets, whose sales have boomed in the crisis, have been criticised for taking government support while paying dividends to shareholders.
Both Sainsbury’s and Aldi said the decision reflected the fact they had been allowed to stay open in lockdown.

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